Ogun APC Crisis: Abiodun’s camp splits over suspension of impeached deputy speaker’s mother

1/20/2022 4:46:00 PM

Ogun APC Crisis: Abiodun’s camp splits over suspension of impeached deputy speaker’s mother

Ogun APC Crisis: Abiodun’s camp splits over suspension of impeached deputy speaker’s mother

“I am the Secretary, the Ward told me to sign and I did. As the Secretary, I only signed, I didn't write the letter.'

Mrs Kadiri; Sola Jaiyeola, the incumbent Councillor; Rasaq Adesina; and S.O. Bude were all served their suspension letters through the post office on Tuesday.She described the letter as a slap on her face, saying the governor through the SSG has claimed innocence of the letter.

“Later in the evening, the SSG called to appeal to me, saying what they did was bad. He said those he has in Ward 9 said they didn’t know anything about the letter. He called me to plead with me this (Wednesday) morning too, adding that the governor had ordered that the letter be reversed. I said it can’t be reversed again; it has gone viral already.

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All Progressives Congress (APC) loyal to Governor Dapo Abiodun has been split into factions over a letter of suspension addressed to Adetola Kadiri, mother of the impeached Deputy Speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly, Dare Kadiri.state, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko and Senator Abubakar Gada, who represented Sokoto East in the National Assembly.Osun APC crisis: Open letter to the president Author: January 19, 2022 3:23 PM BY TAIWO ADEBOWALE Your Excellency, First, I wish to express my deep appreciation for the outstanding leadership you are providing not only for our great country but also for our durable and vibrant party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the midst of a multitude of seemingly daunting challenges besetting us on all sides.How Osun APC crisis degenerated Author: January 19, 2022 1:29 PM BY AKEEM OLANIYI The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress APC in the State of Osun might not have festered till date if fairness, unity and collective purpose wasn’t jettisoned by the current administration in the State.

The letter dated January 14 was signed by one Sesan Araba and Yetunde Adebayo, who identified themselves as the Chairperson and Secretary of Ward 9, Ijebu North Local Government Area of the state respectively. Mrs Kadiri; Sola Jaiyeola, the incumbent Councillor; Rasaq Adesina; and S. Their fight was reignited during the congresses conducted in the state in the last quarter of 2021.O. However, Mr. Bude were all served their suspension letters through the post office on Tuesday. The APC state congress produced two parallel executives as two factions held elections at different locations. According to a copy of the letter made available to reporters, the politicians were accused of engaging in various anti-party activities. The party leader hinted: “Since the creation of Osun in August 27, 1991, Osun has been democratically governed with Osun WEST SENATORIAL DISTRICT governing for less than two years; OSUN EAST SENATORIAL DISTRICT governing for eight years; OSUN CENTRAL where Governor Oyetola hails from would have ruled for 15 and half years by the end of his tenure.

Mrs Kadiri told journalists that she has reached out to the Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, over the letter. Among the party’s bigwigs who attended the Wamakko-led congress were Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi; leader of the party in the state, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko; Senator Ibrahim Gobir, members of the House of Representatives from the state with the exception of Abdullahi Salame and all the state lawmakers who were elected on the platform of the party. Advertisement Considering this established connection, it is incumbent upon me to point out with humility that the unhealthy rivalry playing out today between two leading stakeholders in the state, if not quickly addressed by way of amicable resolution, will have a negative impact on the governing APC, and ultimately for the state in the long run. She described the letter as a slap on her face, saying the governor through the SSG has claimed innocence of the letter. “To my surprise, on Tuesday, someone called me that I have a letter from the post office. The Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Aminu Achida, who is a member of the APC and Abdullahi Salame did not attend any of the congresses because they were said to be out of the country. At first, I rejected it, thinking it might be time bomb. Now, Your Excellency, is the time to step in and bring lasting peace as the pre-eminent leader of the party and father of the nation. But, later, I received it. The motion for the adoption of the consensus option was moved by Sen. “That decision alone fragmented the party such that a section of the party decamped to ADP, costing APC at least 49,000 votes in the 2018 election.

“After reading the letter, I called the SSG, he denied any knowledge of it. He told me to scan the letter and send to him, which I did. Musa Adar (APC-Gada/Goronyo). Time is not on our side, sir. I sent it to the governor, the party chairman, Hon. Dare and Oladunjoye. He said, “As you are all aware, our mandate from the national headquarters of APC is to ensure the smooth conduct of the congress and that our party members mandate is fully protected throughout the exercise. “Later in the evening, the SSG called to appeal to me, saying what they did was bad. President, that Osun state is naturally a progressive state, like its counterparts in the south-west zone. “Instead of considering the above factors as the main factors responsible for the declaration of the election INCONCLUSIVE, Governor Oyetola , from the inception of his administration embarked on a campaign of calumny and politics of division within the Party.

He said those he has in Ward 9 said they didn’t know anything about the letter.” He commended APC members in the state for their dedication and commitment to the party’s struggle to reposition and reclaim power in the state in 2023. He called me to plead with me this (Wednesday) morning too, adding that the governor had ordered that the letter be reversed. I said it can’t be reversed again; it has gone viral already. He tasked APC members in the state to be more committed to ensuring the success of the party in the state and the country in general. Advertisement To that extent sir, we cannot afford to toy with such a state whose people so much cherish progressive politics that they cannot contemplate embracing retrograde conservatives in government. “I told him that with my position in the party, this is a big slap on me. I’ve been in politics more than 50 years ago. Dingyadi assured that APC in Sokoto State would continue to involve all party members in its decision-making processes to address the challenges bedevilling the party. Despite the fact that Governor Oyetola was the one that picked the date for the programme, he directed that major functionaries of his government not to attend the programme, while also travelling out of the country himself.

The SSG said he would send the party chairman to my house, I said I would disgrace him. President, sir, you must not allow this to happen. He said he would come himself, I told him not to come to my house,” Mrs Kadiri denied knowing Mr Araba as the Ward Chairperson, saying the suspended Mr Jaiyeola was the one elected in the presence of the SSG and other party leaders. He pledged to work with all party members and to initiate strategies that would enable the party to clinch victory in 2023. Speaking, Mr Jaiyeola said he was the duly elected Chairperson, wondering how Mr Araba could be the one announcing his suspension from the party. “I am the duly elected Chairman of this Ward. Senator Gada had been a political foe of Senator Wamakko for years. And much worse should it persist, the opposition will take over Osun, and the remarkable achievements of former governor Aregbesola and the consolidation of those achievements by the incumbent governor Oyetola will be reversed in a most disastrous manner and the good people of Osun and our party will be the worse for it. It was the SSG who formed another faction with one Sesan Araba as his own Chairman. Thereafter, in December 2020, Asiwaju intervened at a meeting held at the Ila Orangun residence of Baba Bisi Akande, with Baba Akande, Governor Oyetola and Ogbeni in attendance where resolutions were agreed.

We have gone to the Gov Abiodun’s office to protest this and we were attended to by three Commissioners. It was alleged that Gada wanted to use his connections to scuttle Wamakko’s second term bid. “The governor was not at home then, but he sent us N500,000 with a promise to get back to us, but he never did. As our leader and our father, I beg you in the name of Almighty Allah to please act now by calling the two leaders to a table and resolving the quarrel once and for all. The Local Government party chairman has intervened, telling us to take 70% and give them 30% of anything that comes to the party because they are the minority. Pundits say Gada was not alone in the fight. “Suddenly, I got a call from Ijebu-Ode post office, telling me I have a letter. They brought the letter to me and I saw that someone called Sesan Araba said he suspended me from the party. It was also alleged that a minister from the North West was behind them. Advertisement I thank you immensely, sir, for all you have done so far to change our country, Nigeria, for the better. “Immediately the timetable for Ward Congress was released by the National Secretariat of the APC, the Leadership of TOP announced to the whole world that they were ready for the Congress but the Governor’s group, said they were not ready for aCongress rather they settled for CONSENSUS.

Who is he? Where did he hold his congress. He doesn’t have the power to suspend anybody. Wamakko had played key roles that led to the party’s successes in the 2015 and 2019 elections because, despite having a PDP government, the party in 2019 won three senatorial seats before they lost one through a court verdict. ALSO READ: “I believe it is the SSG, Tokunbo Talabi who is behind this. Taiwo Adebowale can be reached via. He should warn them and let peace reign in Ward 9. Similarly, the party won 16 of the 30 state House of Assembly seats before the death of one of their legislators which paved way for a by-election which the PDP won. I am the authentic Chairman of this Ward,” he said. “However, seven leaders of TOP were arraigned before the magistrate court instead of arresting and prosecuting thugs.

‘We didn’t write the letter’ The acclaimed chairperson, Mr Araba, who signed the letter, said he was not the one who wrote same. Analysts say the Gada-led faction lacks grassroots support, adding that the chances of the party reclaiming power in the state in 2023 would be bleak if the faction is eventually recognised and given legitimacy by the national leadership of the party. “I didn’t write the letter. It was the Ward that wrote it. When contacted, Senator Gada promised to call our reporter back over the matter but which he didn’t at the time of filing this report. I signed it because I am the Chairman of that Ward. The Ward wrote the letter and gave it to me. However, Chairman of the Gada-led faction Mainasara Abubakar, is insisting that they are the genuine executive members of the party in the state. Olaniyi writes from Osun.

Yes, they (Mrs Kadiri and others) engaged in anti-party activities. I can’t tell you the activities they engaged in on phone. Our election was conducted by the committee sent by them under the chairmanship of Senator Jibril Wawo,” he said. If you want to know, come to Ward 9, the Ward will explain. “Yes, I am the Chairman, but there was a committee that wrote the letter. On their part, the chairman of the Wamakko-led group, Isa Sadiq Achida said, “As far as we are concerned, they don’t exist. I am not a member of that committee.

I only signed,” he explained. “I was the chairman of the party and its caretaker chairman and after the last congresses, I re-emerged chairman of APC in the state for the second time. Also, Mr Araba’s Secretary, Yetunde Adebayo, also confirmed signing the letter, but denied writing it. “I am the Secretary, the Ward told me to sign and I did. “We don’t know when, where and how Gada joined APC. As the Secretary, I only signed, I didn’t write the letter. “The Ward members were even fighting the Chairman. Achida said the only recognised executive members of APC in the state were those elected under the leadership of Wamakko.

They said we wanted to betray them. They said all their entitlements were eluding them, saying we are like ‘Figure 8’. Dear Reader, Every day, we work hard to provide readers such as you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information. We didn’t write the letter, we only signed.” Meanwhile, Gbenga Nuberu, who identified himself as the Assistant State Secretary of the APC, said: “I am from Ward 9, the issue on ground is being attended to by leaders of the party. Today, we're asking that you support us to do more. We are resolving the issue already and the press will be briefed.

” Advertisements When contacted, Mr Talabi hung up the phone immediately our reporter introduced himself.. He did not respond to subsequent phone calls and text message. .