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Governorship Elections: Amosun, Okorocha’s Threat Worries APC by ijustdey: 5:41am On Dec 07
Kamorudeen Ogundele, Abuja

The All Progressives Congress is worried by the decision of some aggrieved members, including the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibukunle Amosun, and his Imo State counterpart, Rochas Okorocha, to shun the APC governorship candidates in their states, The PUNCH has learnt.

Some members, who were aggrieved by the party’s primaries, had vowed to work against the APC candidates in their states.

Besides the two governors, some lawmakers, who could not secure the party’s tickets have also vowed to work against the party’s candidates, except the President.

The APC National Chairman, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, had earlier on Wednesday said the party could win the governorship elections in Imo and Ogun without the support of Okorocha and Amosun.

It was, however, learnt that despite the statement of Oshiomhole, the party leaders were concerned that some aggrieved members could spoil the chances of the APC.

This, a source said, informed the decision of the party to convene a consultative forum with governorship candidates, state chairmen and secretaries at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja on Thursday.

The source stated, “The party is disturbed by the tales from some states and decided to tackle the issues head-on so as not to play into the hands of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.

“We know the party is waiting in the wings and looking for those who will be spoilers among us, so we have decided to be ahead of them.”

Another chieftain of the party, who would not want his name revealed because of the sensitive nature of the issue, cited Imo, Ogun and Zamfara states as places with high number of dissenters.

Okorocha, Amosun and the Zamfara State Governor, Abdul-Azeez Yari, are aggrieved that their preferred candidates did not get the tickets of the party.

The source said, “In Imo, Governor Rochas Okorocha has allowed his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, to pick the nomination form of another party while he remains in the APC to contest the senatorial seat. We see this as handwriting that the governor will work against the party in the governorship election.

“His position and body language is sending wrong signals to our members, so we need to quickly move in to motivate our members in order to heal many wounds as may be possible. Many of them think the crisis must be handled fast to avoid a gale of defections.

“Also in Ogun, the governor has said he is working towards the re-election of President Buhari but said he would work against the party’s governorship candidate.”

Plateau Governor, Simon Lalong, confirmed this fear in his opening remark at the consultative meeting.

Lalong said, “We have started to hear people say that they will campaign for the president, not the governor. The party structure is one and if they are not going to campaign for the governor, don’t campaign with us.

“Raise another structure in Abuja and remain in Abuja because if you come you are likely to dilute the message of the APC.”

Lalong urged the APC to release the campaign council so as to start working for the party.

“That is why I am also of the opinion that the earlier you release the campaign council, the better. Some of the items we intend to build into our campaign slogan are also for the president,” he added.

According to a communiqué signed by the APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Issa Lanre-Onilu, the consultative meeting resolved that party leaders must campaign for all candidates of the party (presidential, governorship and legislative positions).

“A situation where leaders engage in selective support by picking and choosing candidates to campaign for and support is anti-party.

“The Enugu State Chairman, Ben Nwoye, distanced the state chapter from the condemnable actions and utterances of a senatorial aspirant in the state, Mr Osita Okechukwu,” the communiqué stated.

The meeting also called on governorship candidates to run an issue-based campaign centred on the unprecedented achievements of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration which is evident in all the states of the federation.

It urged the party’s governorship candidates to run an inclusive campaign by bringing onboard former aspirants.

The communiqué added, “The party’s governorship and other stakeholders were also encouraged to domesticate ongoing peace and reconciliation efforts by the National Working Committee.

“The consultative meeting passed a vote of confidence in the NWC led by the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. The NWC was urged to continue its effort to protect the best interest of the party and pursue efforts to achieve peace and reconciliation in the party.”

Speaking earlier at the opening, Oshiomhole said the consultative meeting was called to get feelers from states and to chart a way forward for the party’s victory in the 2019 general elections.

He lamented that there were some aggrieved members working with governors in states ruled by the opposition to ensure the APC did not have candidates.

“I am aware that we have some instances where some people have to go to court. And they are in two parts. There are some who are asking the court to declare them as the winner…where people are going to court to claim that there were no primaries such persons are not looking for solutions. Such persons are more or less agents of the opposition because if the court were to uphold their prayers, it means our party would have no candidate in such states. And the implication is that opposition will win such states.”

Oshiomhole said members had the responsibility to work wholeheartedly to deliver our candidates in their respective states.

“To be honest, l think that each and every one of you has one important role to play. Your actions could help the process of reconciliation and it could also deepen division. It would be helpful. No matter what anybody from outside who is helping you to reconcile with those who contested with you, your action would be far more potent in the process.”

Oshiomhole urged the candidates to woo over those who contested the party’s tickets against them.

“For example, in constituting your campaign organisation, if you find that there were those who wanted to be governors like you and who indeed have what it takes to be governors but the system can only produce one candidate, l think it would be best for you to identify such persons and bring them close and integrate them into your campaign organisation or if possible ask them to head the campaign.”

Also speaking, the Niger State Governor, Mohammed Bello, stressed the need to bring back aggrieved members.

“What we should do is to extend hands of fellowship to them and like the national chairman said, make them part of your campaign council. It will help to douse tension and give them a sense of belonging so that by God’s grace when we win in 2019, we must carry them along.

“The reconciliation committee is a good effort but we should set up similar committees at the state level. What we are doing in Niger State which we feel can help in other states is to refund the money they used in buying the forms. It will help douse a lot of tension. It is good that we are one united APC and together on one platform.”


https://punchng.com/gov-elections-amosun-okorochas-threat-worries-apc/
Re: Governorship Elections: Amosun, Okorocha’s Threat Worries APC by hatchy: 5:43am On Dec 07
Adamu Oshomole is God sent, to destroy the Satanic coven and free Nigeria from tyranny, impunity, corruption, blood letting, hunger,unemployment and wickedness.

With Imo, Ogun, Zamfara gone it will be extremely difficult for APC to return to power even though they want to massively rig the election which the international community has continuously warned against.

Finally Nigeria will be free at last and the march to progress reactivated.

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Re: Governorship Elections: Amosun, Okorocha’s Threat Worries APC by Nwodosis(m): 5:46am On Dec 07
Any gathering that I'm not in it, they can use broken bottles as Kola-nuts!

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Re: Governorship Elections: Amosun, Okorocha’s Threat Worries APC by sekundosekundo: 6:02am On Dec 07
I can assure you that APC cannot win Imo state. I don't know of Ogun because Afonja worships Tinubu.

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Re: Governorship Elections: Amosun, Okorocha’s Threat Worries APC by magoo10(m): 6:25am On Dec 07
Apc is already loosing before the election proper
Our thanks goes to Oshiomole the destroyer of the propaganda party.

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Re: Governorship Elections: Amosun, Okorocha’s Threat Worries APC by deco22(m): 6:27am On Dec 07
Yet APC thinks it's going to be smooth sailing in 2019, they should keep on deceiving themselves saying that the crowds coming to PDP rallies are bought...they are so disattached from the populace that they are not even aware of the fact that many people no longer support them.

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Re: Governorship Elections: Amosun, Okorocha’s Threat Worries APC by humberjade: 11:49am On Dec 07
I thought Oshiomole said both Amosun and Okorocha can only deliver one vote each.... grin grin grin


What Oshiomole's arrogant utterances and actions will do to APC ehn...It is sickening that weeks after d dirtiest primaries in d history of Nigeria, no clear-cut placation is taking place...instead, he keeps calling people's bluff...and to think that he is a former Governor who knows how powerful these people are is even more baffling.

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Re: Governorship Elections: Amosun, Okorocha’s Threat Worries APC by yerokunphilips: 11:49am On Dec 07
Truth be told ,animals are better than 99% of Nigerian politician . This people are wicked ,heartless ,selfish ,greedy and thieves . They neither have the interest of the people nor that of the party .Can you imagine IMO state governor after spending 8years as the governor want his son in law to succeed him , his son in law to be again as the deputy governor ,so his family will be first and second lady in the state ,he himself want to be senator and imposed other two others as senators too .IMO have never have a governor like this before .So everybody in IMO state should serve your family forever .So this man is saying only his family is fit enough to gover the state other are not . Amosun want to also installed a successor and same time become a senator . All of them just want to put their states in their pocket . Am not a supporter of APC chairman ,but on this issue he has done the right thing .Nobody will succeed in turning our county to their personal /family business .

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Re: Governorship Elections: Amosun, Okorocha’s Threat Worries APC by Authoreety: 11:50am On Dec 07
Who cares?

Re: Governorship Elections: Amosun, Okorocha’s Threat Worries APC by Aurielfinizu: 11:51am On Dec 07
una never see anytin yet
Re: Governorship Elections: Amosun, Okorocha’s Threat Worries APC by AgbariOjukwu1: 11:51am On Dec 07
Those saying Apc will win Ogun State without Amosun don't know what they are saying... As it stands now, it's not certain which political party will win the gubernatorial election in Ogun state... The only thing certain is that Buhari will win in Ogun state.
Re: Governorship Elections: Amosun, Okorocha’s Threat Worries APC by oneluv11: 11:52am On Dec 07
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Re: Governorship Elections: Amosun, Okorocha’s Threat Worries APC by Bossontop(m): 11:52am On Dec 07
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Mtcheewww

Re: Governorship Elections: Amosun, Okorocha’s Threat Worries APC by deboysben(m): 11:53am On Dec 07
So shall it be till atiku comes out victorious

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Re: Governorship Elections: Amosun, Okorocha’s Threat Worries APC by MPESA(m): 11:54am On Dec 07
TOO LATE grin .....
Back to Daura is a goal .
Re: Governorship Elections: Amosun, Okorocha’s Threat Worries APC by sammyj: 11:54am On Dec 07
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Re: Governorship Elections: Amosun, Okorocha’s Threat Worries APC by Abfinest007(m): 11:54am On Dec 07
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Re: Governorship Elections: Amosun, Okorocha’s Threat Worries APC by Benwems(m): 12:01pm On Dec 07
Okorocha issue is different from Amosun. It’s understandable that Okorocha was trying to impose his candidate brother in-law against the wil Imo APC but that isn’t the case of Amosun. Oshiomole canceled a legitimate primary just because of tinubu. Oshiomole is playing tinubu script by imposing an illegitimate canadidate in Ogun. APC will loose shamelessly.

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Re: Governorship Elections: Amosun, Okorocha’s Threat Worries APC by zemaik: 12:01pm On Dec 07
What a good development! Weldone Oshiomhole, you have not failed to keep to the deal.
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Re: Governorship Elections: Amosun, Okorocha’s Threat Worries APC by anambraamaka: 12:03pm On Dec 07
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Re: Governorship Elections: Amosun, Okorocha’s Threat Worries APC by crownwealth: 12:03pm On Dec 07
Useless party of fraudulent rogues

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Re: Governorship Elections: Amosun, Okorocha’s Threat Worries APC by AgbariOjukwu1: 12:03pm On Dec 07
humberjade:
I thought Oshiomole said both Amosun and Okorocha can only deliver one vote each.... grin grin grin


What Oshiomole's arrogant utterances and actions will do to APC ehn...It is sickening that weeks after d dirtiest primaries in d history of Nigeria, no clear-cut placation is taking place...instead, he keeps calling people's bluff...and to think that he is a former Governor who knows how powerful these people are is even more baffling.


Oshiomole is in Abuja underestimating Amosun.. He is banking on Osoba and the likes to deliver Ogun State.. Lol

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Re: Governorship Elections: Amosun, Okorocha’s Threat Worries APC by Wiseandtrue(f): 12:08pm On Dec 07
ijustdey:


The APC National Chairman, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, had earlier on Wednesday said the party could win the governorship elections in Imo and Ogun without the support of Okorocha and Amosun.


https://punchng.com/gov-elections-amosun-okorochas-threat-worries-apc/


Oshiomole self will kill APC faster than those agitating!

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Re: Governorship Elections: Amosun, Okorocha’s Threat Worries APC by Pearlman(m): 12:10pm On Dec 07
APC should not treat Okorocha matter with levity. A man who despite his "unpopularity" on social media won re-election against the deputy speaker of a ruling party. Against the incumbency of GEJ delivered a 6-digit votes to PMB in a difficult South-Eastern terrain where PMB hardly mustered 6000 to 10000 votes in other SE states!

If I were APC or PMB, I'd rather take his threat seriously!

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Re: Governorship Elections: Amosun, Okorocha’s Threat Worries APC by humberjade: 12:13pm On Dec 07
AgbariOjukwu1:



Oshiomole is in Abuja underestimating Amosun.. He is banking on Osoba and the likes to deliver Ogun State.. Lol


I really don't understand ooo...Osoba who couldn't deliver his own re-election as a sitting Gov...d Osoba whose camp decamped to SDP in 2015 and couldn't win a seat...d Dapo Abiodun who lost his own ward in 2015...dis coming together of past failures is interesting...i want to see how they are going to pull it off.


Oh, they are banking on Federal might...something that might never come...lol

Amosun may be seen as arrogant, selfish and stubborn...but he would rather GNI wins it (incase Akinlade loses), than someone who will be paying tithe to Lagos every month.

If u know how Amosun did some underground and obvious works for Akeredolu, Fayemi, and even Oyetola to win their States, u will notice that Oshiomole is living in fool's paradise to be underrating him.

Time will tell sha.

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