Wednesday, November 28, 2018 8:05 pm
An ‘aggrieved aspirant’ under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ogun State Hon. Gabriel Oyatayo has called on Gov Ibikunle Amosun to allow the supremacy of the party to prevail by giving unflinching support to the party’s gubernatorial candidate, Prince Dapo Abiodun.
Oyatayo who aspired to represent Abeokuta South at the Ogun State House of Assembly (OGHA) said this when he led his supporters from other 15 wards of Abeokuta South Local Government to Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Secretariat in Okelewo Abeokuta to pledge their supports Prince Abiodun.
Oyatayo said he had been told to step down for other aspirants on three different occasions.
His words “I have been contesting for elective positions in our great party, APC since 2011 when It was then called Action Congress of Nigeria(ACN). I first contested in 2012. Later, I contested as Chairman of Abeokuta South East and recently I was an House of Assembly aspirant.
“On this note I want to appeal to the governor to allow the supremacy of the party which he has used to take away tickets from me three times since 2011 and the same he enjoined in 2010 when he was handpicked as the governorship candidate of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) ahead of 10 other aspirants without primary to also prevail on him and support the candidature of Prince Dapo Abiodun. This is the only way the governor can be a true party man and the leader he claims to be.
I also want to urge the governor to restrain his supporters from moving to another unpopular party as it is already flying around the media. It will be an act of anti-party activity and I urge the governor not to do so to the party he has benefitted immensely as a two term governor. ”
“Myself and my entire supporters across all the 15 wards in Abeokuta South Local Government hereby abide by the decision of the party and pledge to support the party’s flagbearer, Prince Dapo Abiodun with all our resources to ensure he emerges victorious in the forthcoming general election.
Also, members of the Arewa Community, Ogun State Chapter pledged their supports for President Muhammadu Buhari second term and Prince Dapo Abiodun as Amosun’s successor come 2019 on Wednesday.
They also advised their members to shun any misleading information.
Arewa Community in Ogun state, made up of indigenes of all the 19 Northern States residing in Ogun State made the pledge at a press congrence addressed by Prince Hadi Sani Dip.
The press conference was held at the former governor Olusegun Osoba residence in Abeokuta.
Hadi also appealed to all aggrieved members of APC to respect the decision of the masses and allow party supremacy to prevail by imbibing the spirit of sportmanship.
“We cannot afford to loose a single vote for any of our APC candidate, we are calling on all our members across the state to shun any misleading information of voting for a particular candidate of APC as well voting for other political party in other position in the same forthcoming elections.
“We appeal to all the aggrieved personalities to respect the decision of the masses and allow party supremacy to prevail by imbibing the spirit of sportsmanship on this issue,” he said.