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Senatorial Candidates, Loyalists Dump Amosun, Back Abiodun by Islie: 6:29am On Dec 05
By Kunle Olayeni



There appears to be a major crack in the political camp of Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, as political campaigns for the 2019 elections intensify in the state. The development followed the refusal of some prominent associates and aides from the governor’s camp in the All Progressives Congress (APC) to buy his “directive” to defect to the Allied People’s Movement (APM) towards contesting the general elections. New Telegraph gathered that contrary to public posturing, all is not well among Amosun’s supporters as they are sharply divided over the prospects of a new party in advancing their collective interests.

While some loyalists believe that the APM would help actualise the succession plan of the governor, others are skeptical and believe the platform would eventually be a stillbirth. Signs that the defection option had run into troubled waters emerged when the governor’s Chief of Staff, Chief Tolu Odebiyi, reportedly defied the order to move to another party in protest against the decision of the APC national leadership to disregard the candidacy of Amosun’s anointed successor, Hon. Adekunle Akinlade. Akinlade lost the APC gubernatorial ticket to Prince Dapo Abiodun, who is backed by loyalists of a former governor of the state, Chief Olusegun Osoba.

Our correspondent learnt that Odebiyi, who has vowed to stay in the APC to contest for Ogun West senatorial ticket, pitched his tent with the Osoba group before tendering his resignation letter last Friday.

Apart from the former Chief of Staff, the party’s senatorial candidate for Ogun East, Senator Lekan Mustapha, has also reportedly told the governor in clear terms that he would not leave the ruling party because doing so would be counter-productive. Sensing that the governor would not have his way as regards the governorship, some of his associates have started to realign with Abiodun’s camp in order not to completely lose out in the emerging power game. A highly placed source within the party told New Telegraph that some notable aides have recently resigned their appointments in government to join the APC campaign train rather than staying put with the governor.

The source cited the example of Hon. Afolabi Afuape, who resigned as Commissioner for Youth and Sports on Friday, to team up with Abiodun and pick up the APC ticket for House of Assembly election. Besides Afuape, eight other aides of the governor resigned their appointments on Friday to contest for legislative positions at either the state or federal level in 2019.

More aides, who have secretly pledged allegiance to work for the success of APC candidates in the polls, are expected to resign soon, another source hinted yesterday. Indications that the governor’s camp is fast losing grounds emerged on Monday when party chieftains who were hitherto in Amosun’s group physically attended the formal unveiling of the APC deputy governorship candidate, Mrs. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, at the residence of Osoba in Abeokuta.

They included Odebiyi; the Senator representing Ogun West, Gbolahan Dada; the candidate for Egbado South/Ipokia Federal Constituency, Biyi Otegbeye; immediate past Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Otunba Bimbo Ashiru, and Dr. Femi Majekodunmi, among others.

However, there is apprehension among the governor’s supporters over subterranean moves to dissolve the Chief Derin Adebiyi-led state executive of APC on the pretext of anti-party activities. Adebiyi, who emerged as state chairman of the party in May, is one of Amosun’s henchmen and the forces against the governor believe he and other executive members may sabotage the party’s campaign if not checked.

A former House of Representatives member, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told New Telegraph that the APC national leadership had concluded arrangement to sack the state executive. According to the former lawmaker, many party members are not comfortable with the pro-Amosun executive for several reasons. He expressed reservation over how Adebiyi attended the hosting of defectors on Monday by the governor, describing it as the “height of anti-party.”

“All their anti-party activities are being taken note of. They have moved to APM and kept on putting pressure on genuine APC members to decamp along with them.

We know some of them only stayed back in APC to play a spoiler role, but we will not allow them to derail our party from victory,” he said. But speaking with our correspondent in a telephone interview, the Director-General of Dapo Abiodun Campaign Organization, Prince Segun Adesegun, said they were not really keen about pushing for the dissolution of the state executive loyal to Amosun.

“Those performing their job very well have no cause to fear. But if you are not in APC and you claim to be APC, definitely questions will be asked. But at our end, we are not concerned about all these little things that some people may be thinking about. We are only concerned about selling the party better to the people,” he said.

Adesegun, who was deputy governor during Amosun’s first term, declared that the breakaway of some APC members to APM would not negatively affect the fortune of the ruling party at the polls. He said: “It (APM) does not portend anything. At our own end, we have done what we should do. For example, those who are our friends and our colleagues within the party, we have discussed. Anybody who feels bad about an issue, our duty is to pacify and explain.

You see, we cannot all have the same position, but the party is supreme and whatever the majority says is the issue. We cannot afford to be carrying along as if we are ego-driven. There is no ego in a party situation. All over the world, the minority will have their say; the majority will have their way. But irrespective of that, we still have a duty as good party men to talk to each other. This we have done and will still continue to do as the case develops.

“From ages, people have been coming and going in a party. So, we are going to take it that those who left, we wish them all the best; those who are with us, we thank them. But many more are still coming to the party.


https://www.newtelegraphng.com/2018/12/senators-loyalists-dump-amosun-back-abiodun/

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Re: Senatorial Candidates, Loyalists Dump Amosun, Back Abiodun by afroniger: 6:39am On Dec 05
This is to be expected. The coming days and weeks will witness more of this sort of realignment. They stand a better chance of political survival with APC than following an unknown party and an Amosun who is about to become less relevant politically after his tenure ends. Amosun's refusal to decamp along with some of his loyalists is a clear vote of no confidence on APM. If he was so sure of himself and his supposed political wizardry, he would have decamped with them and still supported Buhari in his new party. But he knows better in spite of all his grandstanding. Amosun's only chance of realizing his senatorial ambition is under APC, if na lie why e no follow him boys decamp? How can you direct your loyalists to decamp while you choose to stay behind? What manner of selfishness is that??

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Re: Senatorial Candidates, Loyalists Dump Amosun, Back Abiodun by abayole: 6:39am On Dec 05
Ok
Re: Senatorial Candidates, Loyalists Dump Amosun, Back Abiodun by Mosesoly(m): 6:41am On Dec 05
Sai Baba till 2023,Amosun is a selfish politician, Personal interest is above that of party, APC should Sanction Both Amosun and Rochas, you can't eat your cake and have it

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Re: Senatorial Candidates, Loyalists Dump Amosun, Back Abiodun by Ahmed0336(m): 6:45am On Dec 05
Mosesoly:
Sai Baba till 2023,Amosun is a selfish politician, Personal interest is above that of party, APC should Sanction Both Amosun and Rochas, you can't eat your cake and have it
Couldn't have said it better.

APC should never invite Amosun and rochas to any of her meetings or gatherings
Set of greedy beings undecided

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Re: Senatorial Candidates, Loyalists Dump Amosun, Back Abiodun by fredoooooo: 6:47am On Dec 05
grin

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Re: Senatorial Candidates, Loyalists Dump Amosun, Back Abiodun by phransix2: 6:47am On Dec 05
Ok
Re: Senatorial Candidates, Loyalists Dump Amosun, Back Abiodun by fredoooooo: 6:47am On Dec 05
Igba tori won o fe buru grin #saiAPC

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Re: Senatorial Candidates, Loyalists Dump Amosun, Back Abiodun by Trouble1: 6:47am On Dec 05
God bless PMB jare

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Re: Senatorial Candidates, Loyalists Dump Amosun, Back Abiodun by diportivo: 6:49am On Dec 05
amosun has forgotten so soon....eeyah

when gbenga Daniel wanted to foist his stooge GNI o Ogun state people by force,we know what happened

ironically,this same amosun was the biggest winner then

he is on his way to be the biggest loser here

a sore loser at that


pasan t'afi na'yale ni...............e no comot for ceiling grin

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Re: Senatorial Candidates, Loyalists Dump Amosun, Back Abiodun by obawinner(m): 6:50am On Dec 05
Ibikunle amosun would be the biggest loser.
He should have toll the Ambode way

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Re: Senatorial Candidates, Loyalists Dump Amosun, Back Abiodun by fasho01(m): 6:54am On Dec 05
Nigerian politics.. All about self interest and nothing more

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Re: Senatorial Candidates, Loyalists Dump Amosun, Back Abiodun by supereagle(m): 6:54am On Dec 05
Mosesoly:
Sai Baba till 2023,Amosun is a selfish politician, Personal interest is above that of party, APC should Sanction Both Amosun and Rochas, you can't eat your cake and have it

You left Oyo Gov out.
Re: Senatorial Candidates, Loyalists Dump Amosun, Back Abiodun by Corrinthians(m): 6:55am On Dec 05
Amosun needs to calm down. You mustn't have it your way all the time.

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Re: Senatorial Candidates, Loyalists Dump Amosun, Back Abiodun by KingKingKing: 7:00am On Dec 05
Amosun is an idiot, sore loser, he's dead politically

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Re: Senatorial Candidates, Loyalists Dump Amosun, Back Abiodun by EcoBrick: 7:01am On Dec 05
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Re: Senatorial Candidates, Loyalists Dump Amosun, Back Abiodun by Nbote(m): 7:04am On Dec 05
They are aspirants, dey will lick d party's ass to get what dey want.. Why won't dey dump d governor
Re: Senatorial Candidates, Loyalists Dump Amosun, Back Abiodun by tobby98: 7:07am On Dec 05
God confuse them till 2019

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Re: Senatorial Candidates, Loyalists Dump Amosun, Back Abiodun by missioner(m): 7:08am On Dec 05
Just so you know.
The next executive governor of Ogun state is Senator Prince Buruji Kashamu.

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Re: Senatorial Candidates, Loyalists Dump Amosun, Back Abiodun by duduade: 7:11am On Dec 05
It's like Amosun and his gang are into a covenant already.. I don't understand this do or die affair
Re: Senatorial Candidates, Loyalists Dump Amosun, Back Abiodun by 12inchDickson: 7:18am On Dec 05
I told you all, amosun will dance Unclad soon, Amosun took N10000 from graduates since last year December, all interviews concluded since July 2018, the bastard haven't released appointment list l, Amosun will not go unpunished. Mark my words. All the best to my guy Dapo Abiodun.

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Re: Senatorial Candidates, Loyalists Dump Amosun, Back Abiodun by ndaman25: 7:18am On Dec 05
we no go hear about most of this guys cum 2019
Re: Senatorial Candidates, Loyalists Dump Amosun, Back Abiodun by bilms(m): 7:18am On Dec 05
Gohashim2019

Re: Senatorial Candidates, Loyalists Dump Amosun, Back Abiodun by 12inchDickson: 7:19am On Dec 05
missioner:
Just so you know. The next executive governor of Ogun state is Senator Prince Buruji Kashamu.
where are you chatting from?. Buruji ko, gurumaraji ni

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Re: Senatorial Candidates, Loyalists Dump Amosun, Back Abiodun by deboysben(m): 7:22am On Dec 05
Waiting concern me


But atikulating obidently

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Re: Senatorial Candidates, Loyalists Dump Amosun, Back Abiodun by afroniger: 7:25am On Dec 05
Corrinthians:
Amosun needs to calm down. You mustn't have it your way all the time.

Exactly. If he was a smart politician he would have realized by now that in politics you are bound to lose some battles, but you take stock, learn, restrategize, and move on.

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Re: Senatorial Candidates, Loyalists Dump Amosun, Back Abiodun by AgbariOjukwu1: 7:35am On Dec 05
Most people on this thread still don't know that Amosun controls 80% APC party structure in Ogun State. TChief derin adebiyi ,Gbolahan Dada and co may sabotage Apc in Ogun state.. This is Politics, People shouldn't be rejoicing over this.. APC is not that strong in Ogun state the way most people assume.

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