Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State on Friday warned the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the dissolution of the executive body of the party in the state.
Recall that the NWC of the ruling party had earlier in the day announced a caretaker committee headed by Chief Yemi Sanusi to superintend the party after the dissolution of the executive in the state.
Mr Ayobami Olubori was announced as the Secretary and Mr Tunde Oladunjoye the Publicity Secretary of the committee.
The committee will report directly to the NWC led by the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole.
The ruling party had based its decision to dissolve state executives in Ogun and Imo states on the alleged anti-party activities involving Amosun and Rochas Okorocha (Imo State governor).
The duo are aggrieved that their preferred candidates were not given the party’s governorship tickets in their state.
Amosun, who addressed members of the APC at the party’s secretariat in Abeokuta, declared that nothing would happen to the state executive body.
The governor, who was with the embattled exco members led by Chief Derin Adebiyi, said the body was created by God through the efforts of the members of the party.
He insisted that the state executive members would spend four years in office despite the purported inauguration of a caretaker committee by the NWC.
Amosun said, “You know me by now. For me, I fear God and I respect people. So, it won’t be because we are afraid or we don’t want to talk. Where we are now, what we should concentrate on is to let them know that Ogun State is the home of President Buhari and we must vote massively for him.
“This is the home of the APC.
“We are human beings. We are no God and that is why we are telling them that in this coming election in Ogun State, it is whoever all of you (people) decide to back that will win the election.
“So, the best way to answer them is through our action. And what is the action? We will use our votes to let them know who owns Ogun State.
“So, if they are looking for a state to destroy, they should not think of Ogun State. We are ready for them.
“We don’t fear them. All of them put together, we don’t fear anybody. We fear God and we fear President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We have decided to let them be for the sake of President Buhari. If not for the President, we know what to do.
“Just ignore them. Don’t engage them for anything. Let us be focussed and redouble our efforts so that in the coming election, we are going to answer them with our votes.
“I want to assure you that this executive that God has used you to put together will be there for the next four years. They will serve their term.”
Meanwhile, the governorship candidate of the Allied People’s APM, Abdulkabir Akinlade, has announced the party’s adoption of Buhari.