Protests against the embattled All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, over the outcome of the party’s primaries for 2019 election may on Saturday take a different shape.
Women from Ogun State have vowed to storm the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) naked, should the Oshiomhole led national leadership of the party fail to announce Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s anointed and consensus candidate, Adekunle Akinlade, as the governorship candidate for Ogun State.
The women, who are from the three senatorial districts of the state made the vow when they took to major streets of Abeokuta metropolis on Thursday to protest the alleged imposition of candidates in the state.
They said that the Oshiomhole led National Working Committee (NWC) has till Friday to hearken to their demands or expect them naked in Abuja on Saturday.
Addressing the aggrieved women, the state’s Deputy governor, Yetunde Onanuga, assured them of her support to their protest and said she was ready to follow them to occupy Abuja.
The leader of the APC women, Shade Giwa, told newsmen: “The electoral committee should be warned, Oshiomhole should be warned, he should release our mandate, we give him till Friday to announce the result or else, by Saturday, we will meet him in Abuja.
“We want Nigerians to know that we, in Ogun State are of Ogun standard and we cannot take anything apart from that. In the party primary recently conducted in Ogun, we voted for Akinlade, we don’t know Dapo Abiodun as the winner.
“Akinlade is the one who all APC women voted for and anything apart from Akinlade is a no to us. We are warning the NWC, led by Oshiomhole, because women are going to take action if they fail to announce Akinlade as the party candidate before Friday. We are going to storm Abuja to express our displeasure and we will go naked.”
Ogun is just one of the many other states where a good numbers of APC members are aggrieved and protesting the outcome of the party’s primaries and candidates’ list submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 elections.
The governor of Ogun, Amosun, who has been championing anti-Oshiomhole protest in the state is aggrieved that his preferred candidate, Akinlade did not make the list of governorship candidates the party sent to INEC.
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