Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, has again tackled Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), over the conduct of the state governorship primary election.
Amosun had fallen out with the party’s national working committee after it cleared Dapo Abiodun as winner of the primary against Abiodun Akinlade, his choice candidate.
Reacting to claims some governor were plotting his removal over the controversial primaries, Oshiomhole had said he would not mortgage his conscience but abide by the party’s rules.
But speaking through Dayo Adeneye, Ogun state commissioner for information and strategy, Amosun said he did not ask Oshiomhole to sell his conscience.
Accusing Oshiomhole of falling short of “all standards of justice and fairness” in the party, Amosun told Oshiomhole that the “least expected” of him is to abide by the party’s established guidelines.
“We state without any fear of equivocation that no one, at least not on the side of Senator Amosun, has requested or expected Oshiomhole to sell his conscience,” Adeneye said in a statement.
“The least we expect of him is to abide by the rules and guidelines of the APC. Oshiomhole knows, as we know, that in the instance of the last primaries in Ogun State, he has fallen short of the minimum standards of justice, equity and fairness.
“Oshiomhole knows that there were no other gubernatorial primaries in Ogun state other than the one that produced Adekunle Akinlade as candidate.
“He knows that the primaries into national and legislative offices were won hundred per cent by those declared winner by the panel he sent to Ogun state to oversee the exercise.
“He knows that the shenanigan of unknown court injunctions, unknown appeal panels and all sorts unleashed on the process by him and his cohorts are premeditated schemes executed to deny the members of the APC their true choice of candidates in the elections.”