The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has called on all his supporters to ignore the decisions of the National Headquarters of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The Governor, also declared that himself and his supporters, are ready to battle against the interest of the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, and National Leader, Bola Tinubu, in Ogun State.
Recall, that Amosun, a close Ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, has been having a running battle with Mr. Oshiomhole.
The crisis got worse after Amosun’s favourite to be his successor, lost out in the politics of the APC Governorship primaries.
The Governor blamed Adams Oshiomhole, Bola Tinubu, and ex-Ogun State Governor, Segun Osoba, for his ordeal.
He then vowed to work against Dapo Abiodun, who is the APC Governorship Candidate in the State for next year’s election, and has the backing of Tinubu and Osoba.
Since then, the Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee, NWC, of the party, has dissolved the Ogun State Executive of the APC, and announced a Caretaker Committee, headed by Yemi Sanusi.
While speaking, Amosun stressed that the Caretaker Committee would not succeed in the State.
The Governor maintained that only the dissolved State Executive, led by Derin Adebiyi, would be recognised by the State. He said that the Executive was created by God, through the efforts of the members of the party.
Amosun noted that the Adebiyi-led State Executive of the party, would spend four years in Office, despite the purported inauguration of the Caretaker Committee.
“You know me by now. For me, I fear God, and I respect people. So, it will not be, because we are afraid, or we do not want to talk. Where we are now, what we should concentrate on, is to let them know that Ogun State is the home of President Buhari, and we must vote massively for him.
“This is the home of the APC. We are human beings. We are no God, and that is why we are telling them that in this coming election in Ogun State, it is whoever all of you (people) decide to back, that will win the election.
“So, the best way to answer them, is through our action. And what is the action? We will use our votes to let them know who owns Ogun State. So, if they are looking for a State to destroy, they should not think of Ogun State. We are ready for them.”