By Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta
Hundreds of All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters in Abeokuta South Local Government Area of Ogun State on Wednesday declared support for the state gubernatorial candidate of the party, Prince Adedapo Abiodun.
They are said to be loyalists of Governor Ibikunle Amosun and are mostly members of the party from the 15 Wards of the local government.
The party members also vowed to work and ensure the victory of Abiodun in 2019 governorship polls and other APC candidates contesting in the general elections, including the President Muhammafu Buhari / Yemi Osinbajo joint ticket.
While addressing a press conference at the Secretariat of the Ogun State Council, Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ), Iwe-Iroyin, Abeokuta, the leader of the group, Mr. Oyatayo Gabriel Ayomikun said himself and his supporters have now chosen to abide by the decision of APC National Working Committee (NWC) and back the candidature of Abiodun.
The former House of Assembly aspirant also appealed to Governor Amosun to allow the supremacy of the party to prevail and restrain his other supporters from moving to “unpopular political party,” saying that would be an anti – party and unfair to a political platform that has brought immense benefits to him as two term governor.
He added that Amosun has visited President Muhammadu Buhari over five times in bids to upturn the decision of the Adams Oshiomole-led NWC on Abiodun and to pave way for his anointed candidate, Abdulkabir Adekunle Akinlade, to emerge, advising him to take cognisance of the fact that others were denied ticket for him to become governor in 2011.
His words: ” It is on note that I want to appeal to the Governor to allow the supremacy of the party which he used to take away tickets from the party, All Progressive Congress APC three times and the same he enjoined in 2010 when he was handpicked as the governorship candidate in ACN ahead of 10 other aspirants without primary to also prevail on him to support the candidature of Prince Dapo Abiodun.
“This is the only way the governor can be a true party man and the leader he claimed to be,” he said.
He disclosed that they would used all the resources to ensure Dapo Abiodun emerged as the next Governor of the state.
Ayomikun also passed vote of confidence on the leadership of Oshiomole led-NWC.