Some aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress have staged a protest towards the celebration’s adoption of consensus candidature in some native authorities areas.
The protest held a number of hours after the management of the celebration introduced that the celebration shall be adopting consensus candidates in some native authorities areas.
The celebration management had stated the place needed, the celebration will make use of both the direct or oblique primaries for different native authorities areas which couldn’t arrive at an settlement for consensus candidates.
The disaster is brewing forward of the forthcoming July, 24 Native authorities elections within the state.
The protesters, who stormed the Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ogun State Council, accused some leaders of the APC in Abeokuta South Native Authorities of imposing a chairmanship candidate on them.
Carrying placards with numerous inscriptions corresponding to ‘We Say No To Cash Bag In Abeokuta South’, ‘Let Celebration Members Choose Who They Need’, the aggrieved protesters stated their most well-liked aspirant is Farouk Akintunde.
One of many celebration leaders who led the protest, Balogun Ololade, urged Governor Dapo Abiodun to intervene within the matter “to protected democracy from jeopardy”.
In the meantime, the Publicity Secretary of the celebration’s Caretaker Committee, Tunde Oladunjoye, insisted that the association is to make sure that not one of the contestants within the LG elections spend cash unnecessarily.
Oladunjoye stated, “We’re all in Ogun State, we all know what occurred with “breaking information” at this specific venue when the rapid previous administration made association whereby all of the names of 236 councillors and 20 native authorities chairmen have been simply held in a file, together with even different elective officers on the state and nationwide degree.
“However to the glory of God, we aren’t having that form of dispensation in Ogun State now, now we have a governor that has chosen to seek the advice of the individuals and the leaders, and the primaries we’re going to have is not going to be performed in a single nook of the home.
“The structure of the celebration states that such primaries for native authorities should be performed on the native authorities headquarters and people for the ward should be performed on the assembly venue of the ward.”
He, nonetheless, disclosed that the method of reaching consensus on the candidates had already began, saying lists of agreed candidates can be made obtainable throughout the week.
“The leaders have assured the governor that the method of reaching consensus is ongoing, and by Wednesday, they may come again with the listing of agreed candidates within the native authorities. We anticipate that some native governments will come again with one candidate, whereas those that have greater than two or three will go for direct primaries.”