2019 Elections: Oshiomhole Was Sent To Destroy APC – Gov. Amosun
Amosun called the former Edo State Governor a liar.
The Governor was speaking over the controversies trailing the party’s gubernatorial primaries in Ogun State.
Amosun said Oshiomhole’s side of the story was nothing but a pack of lies aimed at confusing members of the public.
He maintained that the former Edo Governor’s version of the event was a grand fraud presented as a fact.
Amosun spoke to reporters through his Senior Special Assistant on Media Opeyemi Soyombo, in reaction to Oshiomhole’s account of the controversies surrounding the selection of governorship candidate in the state.
Amosun said Oshiomhole’s statement through the acting national publicity secretary of APC, Lanre Issa-Onilu where the APC national chairman insisted that gubernatorial primaries took place in the state should be disregarded.
“For the avoidance of doubt, we state for the umpteenth time that there was no gubernatorial primaries in Ogun State other than the one held on October 2 that produced Hon. Adekunle Akinlade as governorship candidate.
“The attempt by Mr Issa-Onilu to confuse the issues is therefore belittling of someone holding a position of publicity secretary of a reputable political party’,” Amosun declared.
The governor further refuted another claim reportedly made by Issa-Onilu that there was a court injunction restraining Ogun State executive committee of the party from participating in the conduct of the primaries, saying that it was a fabrication to defraud the people of Ogun State.
“Which court gave the injunction and when? Who are the parties in the case? If at all there is, did the national secretariat bring it to the attention of the state executive committee of the party?
“Was the injunction given at a weekend or on the public holiday of October 1 because the national secretariat engaged the state executive of the party on the primaries all through the weekend leading to the October 2 primaries,” the governor added.
He said that the imbroglio over the party’s gubernatorial primaries in the state has brought to the fore the danger APC faces in the hands of Oshiomhole and a few members of the party’s National Working Committee like Issa Onilu who is working together with the chairman.