Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Monday, accused the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole of allegedly conniving with some people to foist Dapo Abiodun on the party in the state, as its governorship candidate in the 2019 election.
Amosun alleged that Oshiomhole with the support of two former governors of Lagos and Ogun States, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Aremo Olusegun Osoba, wrote a fake result showing Abiodun as the winner of the party’s primary election and thus its governorship candidate.
He had alleged that the duo of Tinubu and Osoba had played roles in what he termed ‘electoral fraud’, adding that their silence over the matter smacked of complicity.
The governor made the allegation in an interview shortly after swearing-in the new Chief Judge of the state, Mosunmola Dipeolu.
The event held at the Governor’s office Chamber in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
He said, “The President already knows there was no election in Ogun State. He knows that they just went to Lagos, wrote all results and that what they did is fraud.
“If the National Working Committee or the National Chairman said there was an election in Ogun State, it’s all fraud. That is what I said.”
The governor insisted that the National Working Committee panel of the party sent to the state didn’t conduct a genuine primary election. He argued that the only authentic primary was the one which produced Adekunle Akinlade as governorship candidate.
He added, “Mr President already knows, there was no election in Ogun State, other than the one we held.
“The issue of Chief Osoba and Asiwaju and co, what we said was that there was a definite silence from their end, and silence means consent. You can record me and publish it in your newspapers.
“We have not heard one word from any of them. Was there any election in Ogun State? Yes or No? They should come out.
“People at this level should be courageous enough to take a position, to come out, to come and tell us whether there was an election.
“The one governorship election that we had, there was live telecast, people even witnessed it.”