The controversy generated by way of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries in Ogun State persisted on Saturday with Governor Ibikunle Amosun accusing the birthday celebration’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, of falsehood and of making an attempt to help hijack the state government.
According to a commentary by way of the Ogun government on Saturday, opposite to the placement of the APC National Chairman, “the only gubernatorial primary held in the state was that of October 02, 2018, which produced Hon Adekunle Akinlade as the winner”.
The commentary was once in response to a press briefing by way of Mr Oshiomhole on Friday, all the way through which he accused the Ogun governor of taking sequence of steps in a bid to impose his most popular applicants at the APC and contravening the birthday celebration’s charter.
Oshiomhole has additionally insisted that the unique governorship number one performed by way of the APC in Ogun produced Mr Dapo Abiodun and no longer Akinlade because the birthday celebration’s governorship candidate.
The Ogun governor, on the other hand, faulted Oshiomhole’s place and the language he used to precise the similar.
“Governor Amosun notes the unsavoury language used against him by the garrulous party chairman, but he will not descend into the gutter to exchange words with him because where he comes from, there are “acceptable standards of conduct expected of people holding certain offices, a virtue he wishes Oshiomhole would exhibit”, a commentary by way of the Ogun State Commissioner for Information, Mr Adedayo Adeneye, learn.
The governor defined that the emergence of Akinlade was once to start with thru a consensus association as allowed by way of the birthday celebration charter however was once however subjected to a number one election when some gubernatorial aspirants disagreed with the end result of the consensus association.
“This is, however, without prejudice to the sanctity of the consensus arrangement which Adams Oshiomhole hypocritically tries to demonise,” Governor Amosun added, faulting the APC chairman’s complaint of his plan for consensus applicants.
He argued that “Oshiomhole himself was elected National Chairman of the APC by consensus arrangement which witnessed all other contestants to the office being prevailed upon to step down for him (Oshiomhole)”.
Governor Amosun additionally accused Oshiomhole of double requirements, pronouncing, “The ground on which Oshiomhole disputes the gubernatorial primary in Ogun State is that the result was not announced by the State Electoral Committee from Abuja, therefore the governor resorted to self-help”.
“We wonder why Oshiomhole accepted the result of the primary election in Lagos State whose result was also not announced by the State Electoral Panel. Why will the same scenario be acceptable in Lagos State but regarded as self-help in Ogun State?” he added.
Primary Winners In Limbo?
The Ogun governor referred to as on Nigerians to notice the actions of Oshiomhole, stressing that “as at today, November 03, which is 24 hours after the deadline for submission of names of candidates for the house of assembly, Oshiomhole has not given INEC party candidate form (cf001) to any of the 26 candidates who won the primaries for the ticket to contest for the Ogun State house of assembly”.
For the ones positions, Amosun stated “the primary was conducted on October 07 by the State Electoral Committee headed by Col. Ali Ciroma. This is despite the fact that the State Chairman of the party had kept vigil at the national secretariat of the APC in the last two weeks to collect the forms”.
He added, “If Oshiomhole is denying the outcome of the gubernatorial primaries because the State Electoral Committee shied away from announcing the result, what is the reason for denying all the 26 candidates for the House of Assembly freely elected by members of the APC in Ogun State?”
Furthermore, the governor accused Oshiomhole of unilaterally changing 4 of the 9 winners of the main election into the House of Representatives.
Allegations and counter allegations
At Friday’s press briefing within the country’s capital Abuja, Oshiomhole advised newshounds that the birthday celebration had performed direct primaries in Ogun State after Governor Amosun attempted unsuccessfully to get contributors of the birthday celebration to just accept “consensus candidates”.
He stated fairly than conform to the verdict of the National Executive Council of the APC, the governor tried to coerce the birthday celebration contributors to do his bidding and settle for applicants he unilaterally picked.
The governor’s purpose, in step with Oshiomhole, got here to gentle at a gathering he convened before the primaries.
Oshiomhole stated, “At the assembly – that is no secret, I be expecting that a few of your media homes may have video clips of what transpired at that assembly as it wasn’t a closed-door assembly; it was once an open assembly, Governor Amosun in his knowledge made up our minds to introduce a ‘third element’ which didn’t function within the resolutions of the National Executive Council.
“He introduced that Ogun State was once going to undertake consensus and he proceeded to outline what in his view constitutes a consensus.
“And having outlined it to imply the pronouncement of the governor, he went directly to announce what, in step with him, represents a consensus candidate. He introduced one Akinlade as the following governor. He proceeded to announce any other gentleman, whom he stated will be the deputy governor; consensus!
“He went directly to proclaim himself as the following senator thru consensus and he says the current senator in his personal Senatorial zone, Senator Tejuoso, will step apart in order that he, Ibikunle Amosun, on the finish of his tenure as governor of Ogun State, will continue to the Senate. According to him, that is his personal consensus.
“He went directly to additionally announce that the second one Senator additionally, from Ogun State will step apart and any other gentleman will come rather than that senator. And in step with him, this pronouncement is a consensus.
“Not accomplished, governor Amosun went directly to announce a specific gentleman, who would be the subsequent Speaker. He went directly to announce any other one that would be the subsequent deputy Speaker of the state House of Assembly.
“Governor Amosun, in step with his personal definition of consensus, additionally unilaterally pronounced that of the 8 seats of House of Representatives contributors, seven is not going to go back in step with him, just one will go back. This he claimed is a consensus.
“He went directly to listing different contributors of the House of Assembly who will search re-election and those that is not going to search re-election. All thru, he introduced about 40 names which in step with him represent consensus.”
The APC National Chairman stated the birthday celebration, on the other hand, refused to just accept the governor’s actions as a result of they had been “undemocratic”.
He stated, “Our charter does no longer recognise emperors. There aren’t emperors within the APC, if any one makes an attempt to invent himself as an emperor, it’s going to be an undertaking in futility.
“Based on our regulations, we’ve since performed primaries and submitted the identify of the winner, Prince Dapo Abiodun, to INEC for the aim of the drawing close governorship election that for me has concluded that subject.”
‘A New Chapter’
On his section, Amosun claims Oshiomhole is the only within the mistaken and has engaged in “offshore rigging”.
He stated, “In his conduct, Oshiomhole is opening a new chapter in the history of elections in Nigeria – a situation where a gang of desperate politicians will sit somewhere in another state and write the result of an election that never took place; what our people creatively refer to as “Offshore Rigging”. This is what Oshiomhole and his gang are seeking to foist on Ogun State.
“Lawyers say, “you cannot build something on nothing”. Oshiomhole and his gang are seeking to construct a storey development of fraud on not anything”.
The governor additionally rejected the claims of Oshiomole that he tried to withdraw the security of the State Electoral Committee when the APC National Working Committee opted to continue with direct primaries.
“As regards the claim of Oshiomhole that Sen Amosun withdrew the security of the panel, Indabawa, Chairman of the panel, is a retired Commissioner of Police. He came into Ogun State with a full complement of police team which he claimed was provided for him by a Deputy Inspector General of Police. How could Amosun have withdrawn policemen he did not assign or over whom he had no control?” the commentary learn.
“All of those have obviously proven that the reason of Oshiomhole isn’t the guideline of legislation which he publicizes at the rooftop. It is fairly, an evil plan with some collaborators, determined to hijack the government of Ogun State and upload it to the harem of states under their rapacious gang of exploiters.
“As we’ve said before, this evil design is not going to achieve Ogun State. Our persons are too skilled, uncovered and complex to come back under such odious association. On a normal observe, Oshiomhole, who become the APC Chairman slightly 3 months in the past, is already threatening to jot down the epitaph of the birthday celebration in his 100 days of ignominy.”
Read The Full Statement By The Ogun State Government Below:
The Lies Oshiomhole Represents
.. He and his collaborators will fail in Ogun State
The Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has said that the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, lacks admire for fact and decency.
The governor who was once reacting to statements credited to Comrade Adams Oshiomole at the controversy trailing the primaries of the birthday celebration in Ogun State additionally said that the design of Adams Oshiomhole and his collaborators to hijack the government of Ogun State and hand it over to a gang of rapacious expansionists within the South West will fail.
A commentary signed by way of Adedayo Adeneye, the Ogun State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, states that Governor Amosun notes the unsavoury language used against him by way of the garrulous birthday celebration chairman, however that he’ll no longer descend into the gutter to interchange phrases with him as a result of the place he comes from, there are “acceptable standards of conduct expected of people holding certain offices, a virtue he wishes Oshiomhole would exhibit”.
Governor Amosun restated the rivalry of the APC management in Ogun State that the one gubernatorial number one held within the State was once that of October 02, 2018 which produced Hon. Adekunle Akinlade as winner. He stated the emergence of Akinlade was once to start with thru a consensus association as allowed by way of the birthday celebration charter however was once however subjected to a number one election when some gubernatorial aspirants disagreed with the end result of the consensus association.
“This is on the other hand, with out prejudice to the sanctity of the consensus association which Adams Oshiomhole hypocritically tries to demonise. Nigerians will recall that Oshiomhole himself was once elected National Chairman of the APC by way of consensus association which witnessed all different contestants to the workplace being prevailed upon to step down for him (Oshiomhole).
The floor on which Oshiomhole disputes the gubernatorial number one in Ogun State is that the end result was once no longer introduced by way of the State Electoral Committee from Abuja, subsequently the governor resorted to self-help. We surprise why Oshiomhole permitted the results of the main election in Lagos State whose outcome was once additionally no longer introduced by way of the State Electoral Panel. Why will the similar situation be appropriate in Lagos State however considered self-help in Ogun State? Is it as it was once achieved by way of the Capo Di Tutti in Lagos State?
“We want to call the eye of Nigerians to any other evil being perpetrated by way of Oshiomhole in Ogun State. As at these days November 03, which is 24 hours after the time limit for submission of names of applicants for the House of Assembly, Oshiomhole has no longer given INEC Party Candidate Form (CF001) to any of the 26 applicants who gained the primaries for the ticket to contest for the Ogun State House of Assembly. The number one was once performed on October 07 by way of the State Electoral Committee headed by way of Col. Ali Ciroma. This is even supposing the State Chairman of the birthday celebration had saved vigil on the nationwide secretariat of the APC within the final two weeks to gather the forms. If Oshiomhole is denying the end result of the gubernatorial primaries for the reason that State Electoral Committee shied clear of saying the end result, what’s the reason why for denying all of the 26 applicants for the House of Assembly freely elected by way of contributors of the APC in Ogun State? We need Nigerians to notice the duplicity and meddlesomeness of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and his gang within the affairs of the APC in Ogun State.
“It is also necessary to notice that Oshiomhole unilaterally changed 4 of the 9 winners of the main election into the House of Representatives. This contains Hon. Mikhail Kazzim, a serving member of the House who gained the primaries by way of defeating Olumide, the son of Chief Olusegun Osoba, with 28,802 votes to Osoba’s 4,209. Oshiomhole got rid of Hon. Kazzim who gained the primaries and changed him with the man he had serially defeated, no longer best within the final number one election but additionally within the normal election of 2015. In but any other example in Ado Odo – Ota Federal Constituency, Oshiomhole substituted the winner of the main for the House of Representatives, Hon. Rotimi Rahmon with the identify of Hon. Jimoh Ojugbele, who didn’t even contest to return to the House of Representatives however contested the main for the Senate and was once defeated.
“In his behavior, Oshiomhole is opening a brand new chapter within the historical past of elections in Nigeria- a scenario the place a gang of determined politicians will take a seat someplace in any other state and write the results of an election that by no means happened; what our other people creatively consult with as “Offshore Rigging”!. This is what Oshiomhole and his gang are seeking to foist on Ogun State. Lawyers say “you cannot build something on nothing”. Oshiomhole and his gang are seeking to construct a storey development of fraud on not anything.
The governor additionally pushed aside the claims of Oshiomole that he withdrew the security of the State Electoral Committee. “As regards the claim of Oshiomhole that Sen. Amosun withdrew the security of the panel, Indabawa, Chairman of the panel, is a retired Commissioner of Police. He got here into Ogun State with a full supplement of police team which he claimed was once equipped for him by way of a Deputy Inspector General of Police. How could Amosun have withdrawn policemen he didn’t assign or over whom he had no regulate?
“All of those have obviously proven that the reason of Oshiomhole isn’t the guideline of legislation which he publicizes at the roof most sensible. It is fairly, an evil plan with some collaborators, determined to hijack the government of Ogun State and upload it to the harem of states under their rapacious gang of exploiters.
“As we’ve said before, this evil design is not going to achieve Ogun State. Our persons are too skilled, uncovered and complex to come back under such odious association. On a normal observe, Oshiomhole, who become the APC Chairman slightly 3 months in the past, is already threatening to jot down the epitaph of the birthday celebration in his 100 days of ignominy.
Governor Amosun concludes the commentary with an recommendation for Oshiomhole:”To Oshiomhole and his motley group of co-travellers in ignominy, be confident that the tune has just begun and we are hoping that you are going to benefit from the macabre dance to the tune of justice”.
“By the Grace of God and the support of the good people of Ogun State, Hon. Adekunle Abdulkadir Akinlade will be sworn in as the new governor of Ogun State on May 29, 2019”, the commentary concluded.
Hon. Commissioner for Information and Strategy
03 November 2018