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Ahead of the All Progressives Congress ward congresses nationwide , the two camps in the party in Ogun state loyal to the state governor ,Dapo Abiodun and his predecessor ,Ibikunle Amosun have held stakeholders meetings in Abeokuta.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the stakeholders meetings were held on Thursday to plan for the Saturday ward congresses and were attended by loyalists of the two political juggernauts in the state .
While Abiodun’s loyalists held their stakeholders meeting at the SkyView Pavilion ,Conference hotel, Abeokuta, Amosun’s loyalists held theirs at the White House in GRA ,Ibara ,Abeokuta .
PLATFORM TIMES reliably gathered that the two factions have obtained the forms from the national Secretariat of the party and had begun the process of filling the forms .
It was further gathered that Abiodun’s loyalists which comprise political office holders in the state including some lawmakers in the state and National Assembly as well as local governments executives and state executive were in attendance .
Abiodun’s group which was headed by his Senior Special Assistant on Political matters, Tunji Egbetokun had perfected plan to edge out Amosun’s loyalists in the congresses .
A source hinted PLATFORM TIMES that a few loyalists of Amosun attended Abiodun-led stakeholders meeting include former chairman of the APC in the state , Chief Derin Adebiyi and a Senator representing Ogun West , Senator Tolu Odebiyi after they had attended Amosun’s led stakeholders meeting .
They were said to have been denied access to the venue of the meeting held at Conference hotel .
Further findings showed that Amosun’s camp had resolved to hold its parallel congresses on Saturday and submit the list to the national body .
It was reliaibly gathered that majority of loyalists of former governor Segun Osoba had joined Amosun group and were said to be planning to hold the congresses together .
A source hinted PLATFORM TIMES that Osoba’s absence from the Congress was a sign of his position on the situation .
Osoba was said to be in London while majority of his loyalists have moved to Amosun’s camp.
History is said to repeat itself as Abiodun and Amosun are set to slug it out with each other at the national level .
Amosun had cornered almost all the national appointments meant for the state while the battle for the party structure has been shifted to ward congresses .
The results of the ward congresses in the state will show who is more influential and powerful between Amosun and Abiodun .
The forthcoming Saturday ward congresses will show who blinks first between Abiodun and Amosun