The Ogun State Governor, Abikunle Amosun has threatened to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) following delay by the National Working Committee of the party to resolve the controversies that greeted the conduct of primaries in the state.
The aggrieved Governor whose candidate, Abdul-Kabir Adekunle Akinlade, failed to secure the Governorship ticket issued the warning last night during a meeting with stakeholders of the party in the state.
One of those in attendance told Daily Sun that the Governor briefed the stakeholders on the outcome of his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari as well as the national leadership of APC. He however added that the Governor was yet to disclose the party he would defect to.
He said the Governor lamented that “rather than the NWC iron out the issue of the governorship, he (Amosun) was asked to share the national and state assemblies tickets with certain group of individuals, who, according to him, did not participate in both the governorship and legislative primaries.”
He added that “the governor berated those he termed ‘Abujaconnection APC, for standing rules of the primary election on its head and produced Abiodun as the party’s candidate instead of Akinlade, who emerged through a direct primary.”
The party chieftain said Amosun “made it clear that he could not work with Abiodun, who he said lacked the wherewithal to win a senatorial district, let alone the whole of Ogun State, insisting he would rather bid APC goodbye rather than accept his candidacy.”