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Senators, loyalists dump Amosun, back Abiodun

There appears to be a major crack in the political camp of Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, as political campaigns for the 2019 elections intensify in the state.

The development followed the refusal of some prominent associates and aides from the governor’s camp in the All Progressives Congress (APC) to buy his “directive” to defect to the Allied People’s Movement (APM) towards contesting the general elections.

New Telegraph gathered that contrary to public posturing, all is not well among Amosun’s supporters as they are sharply divided over the prospects of a new party in advancing their collective interests.

While some loyalists believe that the APM would help actualise the succession plan of the governor, others are skeptical and believe the platform would eventually be a stillbirth.

Signs that the defection option had run into troubled waters emerged when the governor’s Chief of Staff, Chief Tolu Odebiyi, reportedly defied the order to move to another party in protest against the decision of the APC national leadership to disregard the candidacy of Amosun’s anointed successor, Hon. Adekunle Akinlade. Akinlade lost the APC gubernatorial ticket to Prince Dapo Abiodun, who is backed by loyalists of a former governor of the state, Chief Olusegun Osoba.

New Telegraph, December 5, 2018

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