Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun has blamed the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole for undermining the chances of the party in the forthcoming general elections.
Amosun who spoke through his Special Adviser on Information and Strategy, Mr Rotimi Durojaiye in a statement he issued on Wednesday said Oshiomhole in pursuit of his selfish interests jeopardized the overall interests of the party.
He said, “The position of the governor is that rather than dissipate their energy on those they will deal with after election, Comrade Oshiomole and his co-travellers should be remorseful that their anti-democratic conduct has denied the APC scores of legislative seats and a number of executive positions across the country even before the elections.
“They do not need to wait until after the election, they should throw in the towel now for undermining the chances of the party they have cornered for their selfish ends,” he added.
The governor rubbished claims that he sponsored thugs that disrupted the APC presidential rally in the state on Monday, noting that he has close relationship with president Muhammadu Buhari and can never do such thing.
“The relationship between President Buhari and Governor Amosun is well known.
“It is, therefore, unthinkable that someone will allege that Governor Amosun will organise thugs against the President”,he said.
“Mr President was given an unprecedented rousing welcome into the Moshood Abiola Stadium on arrival and the atmosphere at the rally remained peaceful and carnival-like until former Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola and Comrade Oshiomhole incensed the crowd with their unguarded speeches.
He said, “It is important to note that contrary to the erroneous impression being created that President Buhari campaign tour ended abruptly, President Buhari attended all campaign activities as scheduled after the rally at the stadium”, he added.
The APC national leadership has earlier threatened to sanction the governor for his role in the disruption of the campaign rally in the state.