Ogun 2019: Akinlade, four other Amosun loyalists in Ogun Assembly dump APC , 20 more to follow
There are clear indication that scores of governor Amosun’s core loyalists in the state assembly are planning to dump the party in what could be a massive set back tor the party in Ogun state.
Already, four loyalists of Governor Ibikunle Amosun on Thursday dumped the party in what analysts say could affect the leadership of the house.
They are the Majority Leader, Mr. Adeyinka Mafe; Chief Whip, Mr. Idowu Olowofuja (Abeokuta South 2); Mr. Tunde Sanusi (Obafemi-Owode) and Mr. Ganiyu Oyedeji (Ifo 2)
The Speaker, Suraj Adekunbi, who read the defection letters, assured the chamber that the issue would be tackled at the caucus level.
In a similar development, few hours to Saturday’s deadline set by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the final substitution of governorship candidates of political parties for the 2019 general elections, the preferred candidate of Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, Mr. Adekunle Akinlade, and four members of the state House of Assembly have defected from for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Allied People’s Movement (APM)
Alternativeafrica.com has been reliably informed that Akinlade, the Yewa South/Ipokia Federal Constituency lawmaker will fly the APM flag in the 2019 governorship election in the state.
Akinlade’s defection letter from the ruling party was read on Thursday at the floor of the House by the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, during plenary.
Other members of the House of Representatives who defected include, Mr. Rabiu Kaugama (Jigawa), who dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Social Democratic Party (SDP); Mr. Mohammed Ajanah (Kogi), who left APC to PDP; and Mr. Salisu Koko (Kebbi), who preferred SDP to his former party, APC.
The lawmakers attributed their defections to impunities and undemocratic tendencies in their various parties.
But beyond Akinlade and other four defectors in Ogun Assembly, Alternativeafrica.com can exclusively report that about 20 other lawmakers from Ogun Assembly plan to dump the party any time from now
The source said ” the injustice is too much. I can assure you that defection won’t be limited to the governorship candidate (Akinlade), but also all the aggrieved 20 state House of Assembly candidates, that are not happy with the decision of the National Working Committee (NWC), following the imposition of Prince Dapo Abiodun, as the APC governorship candidate, are set to”
It is not immediately clear what the position of governor Ibikunle Amosun is over the event of the last 24 hours in the state and has not made any pronouncement over the defection