The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress in Ogun State over the rescheduled governorship primary assumed a new dimension on Tuesday night as the government alleged that the national chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, had plans to impose a particular candidate on the party in the state.
The Secretary to the State Government, Taiwo Adeoluwa, during a live broadcast asked President Muhammadu Buhari to caution Oshiomhole.
Adeoluwa, however, did not mention the name of the alleged preferred candidate.
He expressed dismay that the national leadership of the party had shifted the primary three times, even as he vowed that the APC in the state would not participate in any further primary election unless a specific date was fixed.
He added that the national leadership must write the state on the date, mode of primary and discard the alleged plans to use ballot paper for the primary.
He said, “With all due respect, we are not known for reckless, irresponsible allegations; but it appears a carefully written script is being directed by the National Chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
“We have learnt on good authority that the national headquarters of APC is determined and desperate to force a particular candidate on the people of Ogun State. We will be ready for them and we shall do nothing unlawful.
“In Ogun State, we shall not participate in any primary unless and until the National Working Committee specifically writes to us on a date that will not shift and agree on the mode of primary.”