APC Congress: Amosun’s Men Use Soldiers To Beat Osoba’s LoyalistsFeatured, Latest News, News Sunday, April 13th, 2014
…Ijebu North Holds Parallel Congress
Delegates of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ijebu East Local Government Area of Ogun State, Nigeria, received the beating of their lives at the weekend as soldiers attached to OP-MESA residing inside Ilese barracks were invited to the venue of the congress by a faction loyal to the Governor of the state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
The soldiers descended heavily on delegates loyal to the ex-Governor of the state and a national leader of the party, Aremo Olusegun Osoba. The delegates were said to have received various degrees of injuries.
It was learnt that members loyal to Amosun invited the military men having seen that the congress would not go in their way if voting was conducted and that when the soldiers came, they descended on members loyal to the faction led by Osoba.
African Examiner observed that in some local governments, parallel congresses took place. Example of such was what happened at Ijebu North Local Government Area where faction loyal to Osoba held their congress at the APC party secretariat, Adeboye Road, Ijebu Igbo while the Governor’s faction led by the Council Chairman, Chief Laide Osifeso and Hon. Bayo Adesegun held their congress at Ijebu Igbo Town Hall.
But Amosun has described the congress held in the 20 local governments of the state as a huge success, saying it was free and fair.
The Governor who spoke while monitoring the exercise at Obafemi Owode, Abeokuta South, Ado/Odo Otta and Abeokuta North Local Government Areas said what he has seen was a testimony to the fact that free and fair election is possible in Nigeria if the rules are abide with.
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