Abuja, Nigeria: The All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced that Ibikunle Amosun, Governor of Ogun State, will not escape punishment for the embarrassment he caused the party during the presidential rally at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta, on Monday.
At the rally, Amosun had shocked everyone when he campaigned for both APC and the Allied People’s Movement (APM), the party of his anointed who did not get the APC governorship ticket.
But the high point was Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the party and President Muhammadu Buhari being pelted by the crowd.
Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the party, was also videoed flinging the party’s flag away in annoyance.
The party has now announced that it intends to “review this gross misconduct of deliberately positioning thugs to attack and embarras the President and the party’s leadership”, and take a decision on this matter “immediately after the elections”.
“The All Progressives Congress (APC) regrets Monday’s premeditated attacks sponsored by Governor Ibikunle Amosun on President Muhammadu Buhari and other senior party leaders at the venue of the presidential campaign rally in Ogun State,” Mallam Lanre-Issa Onilu, National Publicity Secretary of the party, said in a statement.
“This is one act of indiscipline too many. The APC will not condone acts of indiscipline, indiscretion and anti-party activities from any party member no matter how highly placed.
“The party will review this gross misconduct of deliberately positioning thugs to attack and embarrass the President and the party’s leadership. The party will take a decision on this matter immediately after the elections.
“It must be stated that party supremacy and discipline according to our constitution are not matters of choice but binding principles which must be adhered to by ALL party members.
“The APC is a party known for discipline, justice, fairness and equality hence any plan to destroy what this party stands for would be rejected. No single person will be allowed to put his personal and selfish interests ahead of the wishes of the people of Ogun state and elsewhere.
“Post primaries, the decision of the National Working Committee to uphold the wishes of party members is unbendable. Therefore, whatever means being presently deployed by persons intending to undermine the wishes of the people for personal gains will not be tolerated.
“We urge our teeming party supporters and members not to be disturbed by Monday’s condemnable incident. We urge all to continue trooping out en masse for our remaining campaigns and vote massively for ALL and ONLY APC candidates in the forthcoming general elections.”
Amosun: How Tinubu Escaped Through The Back Door At Ogun APC Rally
Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, has given an account on what transpired at the rally for President Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday.
Writing on his official Facebook page, Amosun narrated how party members booed the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, former Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and Director General of the APC Presidential Campaign, Rotimi Amaechi.
The Governor also claimed that the APC National Leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, had to sneak out “through the back door”.
“The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State boiled over today (Monday) when protests by party members marred the presidential campaign rally as party members booed the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, former Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Raufu Aregbesola and Director General of the APC Presidential Campaign, Rotimi Amaechi.
“Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for the first time in the APC Presidential campaign, declined to make a speech at the event as he exited the venue through the backdoor as President Muhammadu Buhari made his speech.
“President Buhari, as he did at the presidential rally of the APC in Owerri, Imo State, asked members of the party in the state to vote for any candidate of their choice apart from the presidential election,” part of Amosun’s post read.