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LG Poll: Ogun APC opposes changes to consensus primary results

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Segun Ayinde, Abeokuta

Ahead of the July 24 local government election in Ogun state, some members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have vowed to resist any attempt by the leadership of the party to alter the results of the party’s consensus primary election in the state. 

They also threatened to embark on protest votes should the party leadership fail to respect the results of the party’s consensus primary election held on May 20, 2021.

The party faithful, from Ikenne local government area, appealed to Governor Dapo Abiodun to prevail on the party’s leadership at the ward levels to ensure that those who emerged at the various levels of the primaries were fielded for the election in order to avoid chaos within the party. 

Speaking with newsmen, one of the party leaders and youth activist from the Ikenne local government area, Ramoni Sonuga, said that, should the party leadership fail to respect the results of the party’s consensus primary election, the opposition party would make mockery of APC in the state.

Sonuga, however, warned the party leadership to desist from playing any pranks with the results of the consensus primary election which had caused disunity among the party faithful in the state.

The youth activist maintained that the party may be drifting to anarchy should the leadership of the ruling party in the state betray the trust its members in Ikenne have for them in the forthcoming LG election in the state, adding that the members still had faith in Governor Abiodun to restore peace to the party.

He stressed that politicians in the council were of the strong conviction that only the governor had the final say regarding who represents APC as the flagbearer at the forthcoming council poll scheduled for Saturday 24th July, 2021.

Sonuga, urged the state’s deputy governor, Engr Noimot Salako-Oyedele, secretary to state government (SSG), Tokunbo Talabi, the state party chairman, Chief Yemi Sanusi, senior special assistant, SSA, to the governor on political matters, Tunji Egbetokun, as well as other leaders of the party in the state, to intervene in the matter 

He, therefore, charged them to ensure that the party leadership respected the wishes of the people in Ikenne local government area which, he said, remained the bedrock of democracy in honour of the late sage, Obafemi Awolowo.

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