State Congress; Sanusi Emerges As APC Chairman In Ogun - FIRST AWARENESS


Saturday, October 16, 2021

State Congress; Sanusi Emerges As APC Chairman In Ogun

----Supected Thugs Disrupts Amosun's Parallel Congress

Chief Yemi Sanusi and Senator Odujirin at MKO,Abiola Stadium,

By Niyi Ogungbola

Chief Yemi Sanusi has been declared as the Ogun State Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) at a State Congress held by the 'Wale Ohu led (APC) State Congress Electoral Committee for Ogun on Saturday. 

Sanusi was an outgone Chairman before the Congress and he was unanimously returned unopposed at the State Congress held at the main bowl of the M.K.O. Abiola International Stadium, Abeokuta. 

Before then,First reports that Comrade Nuberu Adesanya who was a Chairmanship contender announced his withdrawal thereby living Chief Sanusi as the sole Candidate for the Chairmanship position. 

Chief Ohu who led a 7-man State Congress Committee, also declared that Aderibigbe Tella emerged as the Secretary of the party through a consensus mode of election that witnessed 1, 730 delegates participating from the 236 Wards. C

Chief Ohu made this declaration shortly after a well organized and orderly APC Congress attended by the State Governor,Prince Dapo Abiodun,former Governor ,Otunba Gbenga Daniel,former Deputy Governors,Gbenga Kaka,Segun Adesegun and Salimot Badru among other dignitaries.

Meanwhile, heavy gunshots on two occasions, greeted the parallel State Congress organized by APC members loyal to Senator Amosun at the event held at the Ake Palace Pavilion, Abeokuta, the state capital. 

The first disruption came shortly after security operatives, who had earlier sealed off the Pavilion, allowed Amosun's loyalists into the premises after an alleged "order from the above".

Caught in the melee included the current Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite; the Senator representing Ogun West Senatorial district, Tolu Odebiyi and the governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement, APM in the 2019 election in the State, Adekunle Akinlade. 

The development left party faithfuls, who had thronged the venue in their hundreds to scamper for safety, even as police struggled to restore normalcy. 

 The second gunshots witnessed at the venue however, occurred after a man, who identified himself as Honourable Gbenga Opaleye, who claimed to be the Chairman appointed by the APC's National Secretariat to monitor the Congress in Ogun State announced winners of the parallel party congress. 

At the end of the crisis, several vehicles were destroyed, while some party faithfuls also sustained varying degrees of injuries. 


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