By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
The majority leader of Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Asiwaju Yinka Mafe, has withdraw his nomination form for Federal House of Representatives in Remo Federal constituency and congratulates the party consensus candidate in the zones.
Hon. Mafe stated this a letter written to political leaders and elders of All Progressive Congress APC in Sagamu local government and Remo federal constituency over the weekend.
He said, that politicians has a spirit of give and take, while he demonstrated gallantry in sportsmanship through the voluntary withdrawal of his nomination form for the Ikenne/Sagamu/Remo North Federal Constituency seat.
In a statement titled, “APC REMO FED CONSTITUENCY CONSENSUS CANDIDATE: Matters Arising”, Mafe wrote: “My decision to refuse to submit the form is borne out of my respect for party supremacy and our leader/Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun con fca”.
Asiwaju Mafe congratulated the consensus candidate, who he called “my egbon and sister”, Otunba Adewunmi Onanuga. “She should be rest assured of my 100% support before and during the elections.
“This is just the tip of the iceberg. More of such voluntary withdrawal will soon follow in many constituencies. However, the reconciliation process which has begun will further aid the healing of wounds and this is to show that Ogun APC is capable of resolving any internal misunderstanding. Even in areas where direct primary may be held, the party will come out unscathed.”
The Ogun State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has entered a new chapter in the irreversible march to victory in the 2019 general elections.
The ripples caused by the recent consensus primary of the party are normal in a democratic setting like ours, and they will go away sooner than later.
He said, “In the next few days, the party will engage in some measure of political engineering and processes aimed at reconciling affected aspirants and solidifying the unity that our party is noted for.
“The task ahead could be daunting but, at the end of the day, I am sure that Ogun APC will head to the elections as united as ever. Most of our aspirants have keyed into the admonishment that politics should not be seen as a matter of life or death. They see the need to respect the wishes of the party because the party is supreme.
“There are high indications some aspirants that have obtained nomination forms on their own will withdraw from the race altogether. This gesture on the part of the aspirants implies that direct primary will be avoided in certain constituencies.”