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APC suspends Amosun, Okorocha over anti-party activities
THE Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has been suspended by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Governor was suspended on Friday, alongside his Imo State counterpart, Rochas Okorocha for committing an anti-party offence.
Governor Amosun, in a national television broadcast was campaigning for the Ogun State governorship candidate under the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Adekunle Akinlade, after contesting and eventually being voted in as Senator to represent Ogun Central Federal Constituency in the last Saturday Presidential and National Assembly election.
Amosun also denied claims of his support for the APC Governorship candidate, describing it as a fraud.
“This is Ogun State. We will not allow anybody, however powerful they think they may be. They cannot be more powerful than all of us. They cannot be more powerful than Ogun State. They cannot come and perpetrate injustice. We will fight them with our votes. We will fight them with our PVCs.
“I want all of you, I want all of us to come out and vote on the 9th March, 2019 for Hon. Adekunle Akinlade as our next governor of Ogun State,” he stated during the campaign.
Amosun polled 88, 110 votes to win, while his rival, Titi Oseni, a senatorial candidate from the ADC, scored 37, 101 votes.
He was a former senator representing Ogun Central Senatorial district before he emerged a governor for two terms.
On his part, Okorocha is supporting Uche Nwosu, the governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) and his son-in-law. Nwosu decamped from the APC to AA following the alleged nomination of Sen. Hope Uzodinma by the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
Okorocha has declared in public that APC does not have a governorship candidate in Imo State, despite the court’s ruling nullifying the governorship primary held by the governor.
In his judgement, Justice Kemakolam Ojiako, said the October 1, 2018 primary which produced Uzodima as a winner was credible and relevant.