Some political leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Arigbajo ward, Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State, have on Friday 9th July, 2021, protested the alleged imposition of political candidates in the party. ayokinews.com reports
The aggrieved party ward leaders appealed to the Ogun state Governor, Dapo Abiodun, and all other high ranking political leaders in the APC to looks into the crisis rocking the party.
This was made known in a petition warded to the state’s All Progressive Congress (APC) Chairman, Yemi Sanusi, and titled “Complaint against acts of imposition of councillorship candidate and conduct likely to cause crisis In APC, Arigbajo Ward”.
It reads; “We are also briefed that upon the dissatisfaction of Obadina and his consequent moves to overturn the nomination, the leadership of the party at the council intervened and directed that an election be conducted to determine the candidate, however, this process was disrupted when it was found that three of the voters nominated by Obadina were not eligible to vote in that election.
“Consequent upon the failure of the conduct of the election, it was our belief that the leadership of the party at the state level intervened and directed that the three most important ward leaders would determine the candidate and as such picked Hon. Gbolahan Famuyiwa, Obadina and Hon. Yemisi Adeniran.
“While Obadina nominated Anisere, the other two ward leaders nominated Eleyowo on June 2, 2021, via a phone call.”
Reacting to the petition, was the Ogun state Publicity Secretary of the caretaker committee (APC), Tunde Oladunjoye, who noted that steps had already began within the party towards resolving the Arigbajo ward crisis.
“I want to let you know that only one person can occupy an elective office at a time. There will be complaints. That’s part of party politics.
“I can assure you the party is addressing all concerns. There is a strict directive from the Governor for inclusiveness at the Local Government and ward levels as being demonstrated by His Excellency at the State level.
“Over time, we should most hopefully put the complaints behind us before the local government, the elections in which we are so sure of victory because the achievements of the governor within a record two years, with completed and ongoing projects equitable located in all senatorial districts of the state, are veritable tools for our electioneering and success at the polls,” Oladunjoye said.