- As Commissioner for Agric., Bimbo Ashiru Resigns
ABEOKUTA – Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has disclosed that he paid not less than N186 million to aspirants of All Progressives Congress (APC) at the 2015 general elections as refund of their nomination form fees.
He disclosed this to party faithful in Abeokuta, the state capital during the party’s “instant open consensus” to pick candidates of the party in next election.
He explained that he refunded the money in order to ensure peace reign among the aspirants ahead of the election, declaring that he would not refund any money this time around if any aspirant go ahead to purchase form without consensus.
Amosun said the party consensus was still in order, saying if consensus fails, the party would resort to direct primary.
As against, the rumour going round that he had singlehandedly written names of aspirants, he said the party embarked on open consensus in order to follow the directive of the national leadership as well as proved rumour mongers wrong.
In another development, the commissioner for Agriculture and governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress in the state, Otunba Bimbo Ashiru has resigned from Governor Amosun cabinet.
According to a close source to Ashiru, his resignation may not be unconnected with Governor Amosun’s decision to have picked his successor from Ogun West at the detriment of other Ijebu aspirants.
Meanwhile, in a last minute effort to meet up with tomorrow’s deadline for submission of candidates’ names to the National Working Committee (NWC), Governor Amosun and other stakeholders were still in the process of picking their consensus candidates for all the 40 elective positions.
As at 4:12pm, only 12 House of Assembly consensus candidates have been selected so far.
Newsflagship shall keep you update of the unfolding event.