Indications have emerged that former governor of Ogun State, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, along with his loyalists have concluded plans to resuscitate Action Group, AG, as a new political party. The move is meant to take control of Government House, Oke-Mosan from Governor Ibikunle Amosun come 2015.
Sunday Mirror reports that Osoba has succeeded in registering AG as a new platform through which he hopes to actualise his members’ 2015 political ambition.
Report says a bigwig of the All Progressives Congress of Nigeria, APC, Osoba is against the return of Amosun next year and is going all out to see that the incumbent does not return to office even if he secures APC ticket.
A source within Osoba “Ma T’agba Mole” (Don’t step on an elder) group disclosed that the former governor acquired the certificate of registration for AG as a new political party last week.
The veteran politician resuscitation of AG is reportedly enjoying the backing of some powerful elements within the Presidency who are sympathetic to the former governor’s course over the humiliation he had suffered in the hands of his estranged godson, Amosun. [eap_ad_2] Part of the game plan to oust Amosun included a working arrangement between Osoba’s group and that of the immediate ex-governor of the state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, whose political associates would also be accommodated in the new party, AG.
The inclusion of former Governor, Daniel and members of his political family was to provide him tent in more viable camp, especially now that the crisis within the state leadership of the Labour Party, LP, seems far from over.
Daniel would not mind a platform with less drama having been accused by former LP state chairman, Comrade Olabode Simon, as being the mastermind of alleged threat to his life which he claimed forced him to resign from office.
Also, there is a legal case instituted against Daniel and the members of the LP National Working Committee (NWC) by the trio of Olabode Simon, Olaposi Oginni as the State Secretary as well as the State Financial Secretary, Abayomi Arabambi.
With all these issues, it was gathered that the Presidency has asked Daniel to collaborate with Osoba in the new political party, AG, so that the duo can put up a formidable platform, strong enough to give Amosun a good run for his money as the 2015 polls approaches