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OGUN: APC councilors ditch Gov Amosun, throw weight behind Dapo Abiodun

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The camp of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun got a boost on Thursday, as 276 elected APC councillors in the state declared their support for him.

The councillors spoke at the Dapo Abiodun Campaign Office in Iperu-Remo, in solidarity with the candidate, declaring that the party is supreme and that the decision of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party is final.

This is coming despite the vehement opposition of the state governor, Ibikunle Amosun to the emergence of Abiodun.

The counselors, who said their support for Abiodun is in line with decision of the APC NWC, said since the NWC had taken a “final decision” in affirming and ratifying Abiodun’s candidature, no protests can alter the “mandate”.

Adewale Aka, one of the counsellors, who addressed his colleagues, called for concerted efforts to ensure victory for Abiodun in 2019.

Commending Governor Ibikunle Amosun for his achievements in the last seven and a half years, Aka said that the same support accorded Amosun would be extended to Abiodun when he is elected governor next year.

The counsellor also pleaded with the governor to support Abiodun and the party to win the governorship poll.

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Aka said: “We beg him (Amosun); he is our leader. He supported the party, he helped to build the party with other leaders. He should embrace Abiodun, support him and the party to win the 2019 governorship election in Ogun State.”

Speaking in the same vein, another councillor, Taiwo Abiodun, from Abeokuta South, said APC’s decision is supreme, calling on all to embrace the decision of the NWC on Abiodun’s candidacy.

Somefun Olajunwon, from Ilisan in Ogun East, insisted that the party’s candidate, Abiodun, had offered much assistance to the APC in Ogun state and deserves the support of every member to realise his governorship ambition in 2019.

He said: “The party is supreme. Since Dapo Abiodun has become the party’s candidate, the governor should join hands with him to move the state forward. We stand by the decision of the NWC. There should be no bitterness about that and we should strive to go into the election next year strong and united.”

 

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