CONTRARY to the tale that All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders in Ogun East Senatorial District have been engulfed in crisis over political appointments after winning the 2015 governorship election in the state, the party spokesman, Mr. Sola Lawal has denied any rancor whatsoever within the party hierarchy in the district. He added that giving the people of the state more dividends of democracy is the party’s priority at the moment.
Speaking with ENCOMIUM Weekly on Saturday, May 16, 2015, Mr. Lawal expressed dismay about the tale. He further described it as nothing but a calculated attempt to cause disunity among the party members in the zone.
“I don’t know about leadership struggle in Ogun State. There is no bickering at all. We have won elections and our party is concentrating on giving the people of the state dividends of democracy.”
Meanwhile, the tale bearers insisted all is not well at the moment among the party leaders in the state, especially in the East Senatorial District of the state over who gets what from the juicy political windfall that may follow the party’s victory in the last governorship election.
The source further revealed that the major force in the alleged imbroglio is Jide Awosedo, a former Labour Party governorship candidate in the 2011 general elections who dumped the party for the ruling APC about nine months ago.
“Since Awosedo decamped to APC, he has been striving to take over leadership of the district from the party’s chairman in the district, who also happens to be the chairman of Mobilisation Committee, Amosun 2015 Re-Election Campaign Organisation and leader of Debasco Group.
“All Awosedo’s moves, I learnt, did not go down well with the leaders in the zone. They’re suspecting him of wanting to hijack the party structure for personal agenda. I also learnt Awosedo has also organized a meeting to discuss issues of appointments into political offices. But I learnt the matter has been reported to Governor Amosun,” the source concluded.
But when we got across to Mr. Lawal, he quashed it all. We also sent him a text for further clarification on the issue on Sunday, May 17, 2015, but that wasn’t replied till we went to press.