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Trouble brews in Ogun APC as Osoba loyalists allegedly take over party secretariat

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There are indications that all is not going well with Ogun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

A faction loyal to immediate-past governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun on Friday had alleged a forceful takeover of the party secretariat by some loyalists of a former governor, Chief Olusegun Osoba.

The Chairman of Amosun’s faction, Chief Derin Adebiyi while speaking with newsmen in his residence in Abeokuta lamented that his members, and staff of the Secretariat were ejected by members of the caretaker committee.

Adebiyi also alleged that Osoba’s supporters carted away some vital documents after they allegedly destroyed some properties of the party.

His words: ”the governor’s band of marauders arrived the secretariat in a war-like manner and ready for a showdown. “They were accompanied by a detachment of fierce-looking mobile police officers. “They damaged all the properties at the secretariat and illegally broke into offices and carted away vital party documents. Some of the destroyed materials were dumped at the back of the kiosks beside the party secretariat. They drove out members of the staff of the Secretariat and locked up the place.

“We wish to state that the action of the Invaders and illegal occupiers is condemnable and contravenes the extant party laws and the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria” .

Meanwhile, the Osoba faction of the party had earlier announced that it had taken over the party Secretariat from Amosun’s loyalists.

The faction said this in a statement issued on Friday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin.

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The statement read, “The Ogun State chairman of All Progressive Congress, Chief Yemi Sanusi this Friday took possession of the party’s secretariat at Iyana-Mortuary in Abeokuta “Addressing newsmen after inspecting the facilities, Chief Sanusi explained that the party members were at the Secretariat to assess its condition as the party is set to start work immediately “While expressing displeasure over the present condition of the secretariat, the chairman assured that the party will give the secretariat a befitting facelift, in preparation for the forthcoming local government elections.

“While fielding questions from newsmen, the party factional chairman in the state, emphasized that the visit was in order as the party is expected to swing into action now that the election was over and new government already in place”.

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