Finally, Amosun's camp lost out as Yemi Sanusi is inaugurated Ogun APC Chairman today - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Thursday, February 03, 2022

Finally, Amosun's camp lost out as Yemi Sanusi is inaugurated Ogun APC Chairman today

               Chief Yemi Sanusi

The immediate past governor of Ogun State, Sen Ibikunle Amosun might have eventually lost out in his strong desire to control the structure of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state as the national leadership of the party is set to inaugurate Chief Yemi Sanusi as the party chairman in Abuja today.

An indication to this surfaced this morning with a statement issued in Abuja by the Publicity Secretary of the party, Hon Tunde Oladujoye who declared among other things that Chief Yemi Sanusi is to be duly inaugurated today as the Chairman of Ogun APC.

While Yemi Sanusi had emerged as the elected Chairman for the party in the state during the congress conducted by Gov Dapo Abiodun's camp of the party and which had representatives of the party from Abuja in attendance, Chief Derin Adebiyi  had been picked as the Chairman of the party in the parallel congress conducted at Ake palace ground by the members of the party loyal to Amosun.

However, the battle of wits and high political intrigues which had begun in the build up to 2019 governorship elections when Sen Amosun had rejected the party's choice of Gov Dapo Abiodun might have come to an abrupt end with the decision of the national leadership of the party to stick with Yemi Sanusi as the party chairman for Ogun State.

Hon Tunde Oladujoye has therefore called on members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State said to be loyal to the immediate past governor of the State, Sen Ibikunle Amosun to return fully into the party and work assiduously for its success in the next general elections.

He said the call became imperative just as the party, at the national level, is set to inaugurate in Abuja today, Chief Yemi Sanusi as Ogun State Chairman, alongside other party chairmen for the  36 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Oladunjoye said "the party while calling on “aggrieved members to return home fully”, described  the inauguration of Chief Yemi Sanusi as the “supremacy of the party and confirmation of the wishes of overwhelming majority of APC members in Ogun State as freely expressed during  its State Congress held on June 16, 2021 at the MKO Abiola  Stadium, Abeokuta.”

The press statement reads  in part:
“We have always maintained that the party is supreme and nobody, no matter how highly placed, is above the party. There are laid down rules and processes for party congresses; anyone or group which goes against the procedures, no matter how loud their noise is, no matter how long their propaganda is; cannot gain from illegalities.”

“Today’s event in Abuja confirming the authenticity of Chief Yemi Sanusi as Ogun State APC Chairman is a good opportunity for the “petitioners” to sheathe their swords and return fully to the mainstream of the party. Our party leader and Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has always preached  and practiced the policy of inclusiveness, which has even attracted juggernauts from other political parties into APC since 2019.

“Again, and for the umpteenth time, we call on this splinter group to return fully to the party and start attending meetings at various levels of the party in the build-up to the next general elections. Any repeat of  previous acts of disloyalty, anti-party activities, defection and  gang-up, which could not  stop the election of Prince Dapo Abiodun in 2019, is also bound to fail; more so,  now that the party is stronger and more populated by experienced grassroots political heavyweights in Ogun politics.

“We urge this set of people to make a detour from their serial petitioning and learn from the prolonged crisis of the State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which has been decimated and reduced to a paper-tiger because like the Bourbon tribe of France, PDP members in Ogun have learnt nothing and forgotten nothing”.

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