Ogun APC violence: Amosun will not escape punishment – APC

Abiola David

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesdays says, the Governor of Ogun State Ibikunle Amosun,  will be punished for the violence that occurred during the presidential campaign held  at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Ogun State on Monday.

Governor Amosun during the APC presidential campaign had urged the peoples of the state during the rally to vote for the presidential candidates of the APC, president Muhammadu Buhari, and his anointed governorship candidate from the Allied People’s Movement (APM), Adekunle  Akimlade, who had lost out of the governorship primaries of the APC.

However, there was violence when president Buhari announced Dapo Abiodaun who won party’s primary as the governorship flag bearer of the APC.

The leadership of the APC said it would take decision on the issues immediately after the elections.

The National Publicity Secretary of the Party Mallam Lanre-Issa Onilu, in a statement he issued on Tuesday said, “the  APC  regrets Monday’s premeditated attacks sponsored by Governor Ibikunle Amosun on President Muhammadu Buhari and other senior party leaders at the venue of the presidential campaign rally in Ogun State,” Mallam Lanre-Issa Onilu, National Publicity Secretary of the party, said in a statement”.

He further stated that the party will not condole any act of indiscipline, from any of its members adding that any member who violates the rules of the party will be dealt with according to the principles of the party’s constitution.

He just as it appealed to party’s faithful’s not to be disturbed by violence in Ogun State.

“This is one act of indiscipline too many. The APC will not condone acts of indiscipline, indiscretion and anti-party activities from any party member no matter how highly placed.

“The party will review this gross misconduct of deliberately positioning thugs to attack and embarrass the President and the party’s leadership. The party will take a decision on this matter immediately after the elections.

“It must be stated that party supremacy and discipline according to our constitution are not matters of choice but binding principles which must be adhered to by ALL party members.

“The APC is a party known for discipline, justice, fairness and equality hence any plan to destroy what this party stands for would be rejected. No single person will be allowed to put his personal and selfish interests ahead of the wishes of the people of Ogun state and elsewhere.

“We urge our teeming party supporters and members not to be disturbed by Monday’s condemnable incident. We urge all to continue trooping out en masse for our remaining campaigns and vote massively for ALL and ONLY APC candidates in the forthcoming general elections,” he added.