The newly elected Publicity Secretary of the Ogun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Tunde Oladunjoye, yesterday insisted that the party held no parallel state congress last Saturday.
He described the purported parallel congress conducted by former governor Sen. Ibikunle Amosun and his loyalists as nothing but a “charade” and a mere gathering of “family and friends.”
Oladunjoye, featuring in a Rockcity FM radio programme tagged: “Citizens’ Forum”, which was monitored in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, accused Amosun and his followers of planning to cause chaos and throw the state into anarchy by heating up the polity.
He said the former governor and his followers are not loyal members of the APC, but a group of impostors bent on disrupting the peace the state has been enjoying since the beginning of the Abiodun administration.
Oladunjoye said the only authentic executives of the party at the ward, local government and state levels were those whose elections were conducted by the seven-member congress committee sent from the APC national headquarters in Abuja and monitored by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), led by the Ogun State Resident Electoral Commissioner.
He said the purported parallel congress staged by Amosun’s supporters was neither sanctioned by the national leadership of the party nor monitored by INEC officials.
He, therefore, called on the national body of the party to deal decisively with the impostors, who have violated the party’s constitution by engaging in anti-party activities.
Oladunjoye said the ruling APC and the Abiodun administration remained committed to delivering on their campaign promises to the people and would not be distracted by the shenanigans of Amosun and his followers.