A former governor of Ogun State and national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, has threatened to scuttle the re-election bid of the state Governor Ibikunle Amosun come 2015.
Osoba also vowed that he would show his political worth to Amosun during the election, saying Amosun would know who is older in politics between the two of them.
The national leader stated this while addressing APC loyalists at his residence in Ibara, Abeokuta, during the party stakeholders’ forum.
He described the inauguration of the factional state executives loyal to Amosun as a deliberate sin against the party members in the state.
Osoba, who was reacting to the inauguration of a faction loyal to Amosun by Interim National Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, in Abuja on Thursday, said: “They have given their own judgment, God’s judgment is coming, that is your vote”.
The APC national leadership has, however, pledged to wade into the crisis in Ogun and other states by sending elders committee to the affected states to mediate in their crisis.
Speaking on the inauguration of the factional state executives loyal to Amosun, Osoba said: “I said it last week that I don’t trust all these people in Abuja. They said they would send some elders but they did not. Let us face where we are going. Let us stand firm by the truth, father forgive them because this is a deliberate sin.
“Those who cheated us, we have handed them over to God. Be firm and resolute, the fight is political.
“Some people said we should go to court and I said no, because, this is not a judicial matter, it is a political war, we will meet on election day. If they are the one older than us or we are the one older than them, it will be settled on Election Day. The issue has nothing to do with them again, no comment, and no fight. There is no greater provocation than the one we that suffered.”
The national leader, who displayed a document containing the names of contestants loyal to him, said: “You are the original contestants, you are the ones that paid N18.8million into the account of APC in Abuja”.