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2019 election: Again, 26 loyalists of Gov. Amosun dump APC for APM

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Loyalists of Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State have dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Allied People’s Movement, APM.

The defectors, numbering about 26  were the aggrieved members of the APC who claimed to have won the legislative primaries.

The spokesman of the group, Lamide Olatunji, who addressed journalists on behalf of other members, said they were declared winners by the committee Chairman, Col. Ali Ciroma,(retd), but, were denied the INEC’s forms for the nomination of the party as candidates.

Olatunji said “After extensive and due consultations with our elders, members and stakeholders in the APC in Ogun State, we have come to the inevitable conclusion to seek the general mandate of our people in the 2019 elections on the platform of the Allied People’s Movement .

“We wish to state that this is without prejudice to the progressive ideals which have endeared our candidature and our political group to the good people of Ogun State.

”We regret that Mr. President’s efforts were frustrated by the forces that are hell-bent in taking the South West back to the dark age of slavery where unelected kingpins direct the affairs of the people.

“We are committed to the second term of  President Muhammadu Buhari and we are determined to deliver Ogun State to him in the Presidential election, come February 16, 2019, by the grace of God.

“We are going to work tirelessly for the election of  Adekunle Akinlade who was overwhelmingly elected as the governorship candidate of the APC, but, denied the ticket by the same forces that hijacked our tickets.

“Governor Amosun is still in APC while we have moved to APM. Governor Amosun has nothing to do with our decision to defect to APM.”

Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession with few years of experience, I am also a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.

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