Amidst controversies generated over consensus arrangements for picking party flag bearers, Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun, yesterday, declared that the list of 40 candidates for all the elective positions in the forthcoming general elections on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been compiled and will be unveiled tomorrow.
The governor made the declaration at the Government House in Oke-Igbehin, Abeokuta, while addressing party stalwarts in the state.
Amosun, who said the list would be displayed tomorrow, Monday, for all to see, also explained that the candidates were derived from a consensus method which he said was allowed by the party’s constitution.
He however, emphasised that any aspirant or politician who feels dissatisfied with the list is free to challenge it at a direct primary of the party which would be organised at an appointed date.
The politicians, particularly those of the Ijebu and Remo extraction of Ogun East Senatorial corridor of the state, had gathered at the government House in Isale Igbehin, Abeokuta, to ratify the nomination of Akinlade as the consensus candidate of the APC in the forthcoming governorship election.
Led by their senatorial chairman, Bayo Yakubu, the Ogun East politicians said they were in support of the zoning arrangement which produced Akinlade as the consensus candidate of the party.
State chairman of the party, Derin Adebiyi, however, used the occasion to officially present the party’s consensus governorship candidate to Amosun, thus putting an end to the controversy generated by the consensus arrangement.
Adebiyi also presented the serving state commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs Peju Adebajo, as the party’s running mate to Akinlade.
Addressing party supporters, Amosun expressed satisfaction over the party’s consensus arrangement which he said would make APC achieve a landslide victory at the coming polls.
Amosun, who is vying for the state’s central senatorial seat, also promised to be part of the campaign that will ensure victory for the party at the polls.
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