Hope of the consensus candidates of Ogun State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2019 general elections may have been dashed, as the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party has rejected the “concensus” list taken to Abuja by Governor Ibikunle Amosun.
NEWS FLAKES gathers that in rejecting the list, the NWC said that a minimum of three persons for each elective post had paid and collected forms and this automatically that meant there was no consensus reached.
The NWC referred Gov. Amosun to its statement that where any other aspirant signifies interest through purchase of its Expression of Interest and Nomination forms for any position in question, there shall be primaries.
Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State
The party had in its statement said “The attention of the APC has been drawn to announcements of consensus candidates for elective positions in some states, it is therefore, pertinent to make some clarifications to enlighten party faithful on the procedure for nominating candidates.
“While consensus is provided for by the party’s constitution, the option is conditional.
“Consensus does not foreclose Direct or Indirect Primaries for all elective positions as contained in the resolution of the 6th Meeting of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC).
“Again, consensus will apply when no other aspirant signify interest through purchase of nomination forms for the position in question”.
Impeccable sources said that All the party Chairmen taken to Abuja who were left at the Governor’s Lodge were only a few minutes ago told that they would no longer be meeting the Chairman, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole.
In another development, the leadership of the party in the State, have denied any rancour in the party hierarchy.
Addressing journalists at the governor’s office on Wednesday, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa said the report in some media that members of the party especially from Abeokuta South embarrassed the governor was “untrue and inappropriate “.
Also speaking ,the Ogun State commissioner for Sports, Hon. Afolabi Afuape whose name was allegedly omitted from the consensus list condemned the actions of his followers on Tuesday during screening of consensus candidates.
Afuape who described the action of his followers as “show of shame”, said he regretted his absence at the scene, hence, he would doused the tension.