Stop the blackmail of Governor Amosun, Ogun APC warns lawmakers.
It also said the position of the state’s National Assembly caucus that an alleged endorsement of Amosun at a forum in Abeokuta was illegal and self serving, is “mischievous and dubious.” The party in a statement by its Publicity Secretary in the state, Sola Lawal pointed out that the lawmakers acted out of ignorance since no endorsement took place in the first place.
According to the APC, the Abeokuta gathering was a mere stakeholders’ event meant to appraise party members of sundry developments within the party, particularly the forthcoming registration exercise. It disclosed that among other invitees, National Assembly members were duly invited to the event, even though some of them did not turn up. “It is noteworthy to state that no fewer than five prominent leaders of the party, including the governor, made it clear at the event that the gathering was not for endorsing anyone.
“In particular, Senator Biyi Durojaiye is on record as emphasising that the gathering would not endorse anybody. “It is patently mischievous and dubious for anyone, let alone otherwise respected federal lawmakers, to latch on to untruth in a desperate bid to seek attention through blackmail of the party that sponsored them,” the party stated.
The APC said the progressive political family in Ogun State was unshaken in its commitment to rule of law, fair-play and justice and would always desist from all undemocratic persuasions.