Following outcome of primaries that were not in his favour, Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state has reportedly threatened to defect from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Amosun in his alleged threat, noted that if the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party fails to uphold the candidacy of his preferred governorship candidate, Abdul-Kabir Adekunle Akinlade, then he will quit the ruling party.
The governor reportedly issued this threat during a meeting with some party leaders and his loyalists across the 20 local government areas of the state held at his private residence located inside Ibara GRA, Abeokuta.
According to The Sun, the governor, who briefed his loyalists on the outcome of his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari as well as the national leadership of APC, did not give mention the name of any party he consider defecting to.
He source added that Amosun informed them that rather than the NWC iron out the issue of the governorship, he was asked to share the national and state assemblies tickets with certain group of individuals, who, according to him, did not participate in both the governorship and legislative primaries.
He added that the Amosun made it clear that he could not work with NWC’s preferred candidate, Abiodun, who he said lacked the wherewithal to win a senatorial district, let alone the whole of Ogun state, insisting he would rather bid APC goodbye rather than accept his candidacy.
When told about a rumour making the rounds that the governor may likely defect to the Accord Party, the source insisted the governor was silent on the choice of the party, but made it clear that he would never defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Similarly, all might not be well in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), even as Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso has threatened to leave, about a week after losing the presidential ticket of the party to Atiku Abubakar.
According to online sources, the reason for the former Kano state governor’s threat is not unconnected to the primaries for various elective offices in Kano which were allegedly won by his annointed candidate.
Kwankwaso threatened that he would leave the party if the leadership of the party removed any member of the Kwankwasiyya movement from the list of its aspirants.
The former governor was said to have given this warning during a meeting held at Legacy House, Abuja.