Former governor Olusegun Osoba led faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State, has alleged that Governor Amosun was planning to sponsor members of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) to cause violence in the state during and after the presidential rally.
In a statement signed by the state Publicity Secretary of the APC Caretaker committee, Tunde Oladunjoye, the APM, being sponsored by the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, are planning to disrupt and cause mayhem and bloodshed at the presidential rally.
The statement reads, “It has become necessary to alert the general public, especially the security agencies, that the members of the Allied People’s Movement, being sponsored by the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, are planning to disrupt and cause mayhem and bloodshed at the presidential rally slated for the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta tomorrow, Monday.
“Intelligence reports at our disposal reveal that leaders of the surrogate party have been circulating messages to their members to attend the APC presidential rally in specific uniforms and campaign materials in such a way that they will be identified and saved from attacks that will be unleashed on the APC members as soon as the flag is presented to the APC candidate, Prince Dapo Abiodun.
“The plan to embarrass the President and attack our members at the rally has actually been on for about a month and it is only being perfected now. Governor Amosun is mobilising people who have been instructed to boo the President when he hands over the flag to the APC governorship candidate, Prince Dapo Abiodun.”
The statement adds, “To prepare grounds for this machination, some hoodlums were empowered to paint some of the signages of the APM with black paints with the evil intention of ascribing the act to the APC members.
“This was the same thing Amosun did in 2003 and heaped the blame on Aremo Olusegun Osoba.
“Violent uproars will also be sponsored in some local government councils and development areas with a plan to suspend their chairmen who have been tagged as loyalists of Prince Dapo Abiodun.”
However, the sacked Publicity Secretary of the party in state, whose exco was kicked out by the national leadership of the APC, Wole Elegbede, told The Punch NG that Governor Amosun remained the coordinator of President Buhari Campaign Council.
Elegbede said the governor’s position had empowered him to be in charge of the presidential rally in the state.
He said, “Governor Amosun is in charge. He has mobilised all the members from all the polling units across the state to the venue of the rally.
“He has directed that all members of the party should be at the MKO Abiola stadium to welcome the President.”
Newsheadline247 understands there was no response from both the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Amosun on media, Rotimi Durojaiye, and Special Assistant to the governor on media, Imoudu Eshiomohmo when they were contacted for reaction to the allegation by the other faction that the governor was planning to unleash mayhem.