Councillors, across the 20 Local Government Areas of Ogun State, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have declared that they would not support the party’s candidate, Prince Dapo Abiodun
Instead, they said they would do everything humanly possible within their powers to support Abdul-Kabir Adekunle Akinlade, whom they described as the authentic candidate of the party in the state.
The councillors made the position known during a special meeting at the Obas Complex Conference Hall, Oke- Mosan, Abeokuta.
Ololade Kazeem, Jide Opafola and Tunde Makinde, who spoke on behalf of the councillors alleged that the mandate freely given by APC members to Akinlade on October 2, 2018, has been “stolen”.
They claimed that the primary election which produced Akinlade as the APC governorship candidate was conducted throughout the wards in the state as well as witnessed by security agents and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The councillors also described as ”fraudulent and a daylight robbery” the primary election, conducted by the election panel committee set up by the National Working Committees (NWC) that produced Dapo Abiodun as the party candidate, as “fraudulent and a daylight robbery”.
They, however, demanded a return of Akinlade’s stolen mandate as the rightful candidate of the party.
In another development members oof Labour Party (LP), have protested alleged plans by a former governor of the state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel and the Senator reprinting Ogun East Senatorial district, Prince Buruji Kashamu to hijack the party structure in the state.
Abayomi Arabambi made the allegation that the duo of Kashamu and Daniel had attempted to hijack the structure of the LP Ogun even when they are still members of the embattled Peoples Democratic Party in the state.