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There is palpable anxiety in Ogun state ahead of the ward congress of the All Progressives Congress as loyalists of the state governor ,Dapo Abiodun and his predecessor ,Senator Ibikunle Amosun set to clash over the party structure .
PLATFORM TIMES gathered from a reliable source that some political thugs have been mobilised to unleash terror on the members of other group during the Congress .
PLATFORM TIMES further gathered that some members of transport unions have been contacted to deploy some thugs to all the 236 ward and unleash terror on the loyalists of the other group .
Findings by PLATFORM TIMES showed that members of one of the groups had not paid for the forms for the Congress .
The development ,according to the source was seen as a great error that thrreated the group’s continued grip on the party structure .
A source who was at the stakeholders meeting held on Friday by Abiodun group claimed that due to the daisy situation , the governor quickly jetted to Abuja and later returned .
The source said as the governor was not ready to leave any stone unturned , Amosun was also not ready to loss the the party the second time .
As of the time of filing this report , members of the two groups are in a serious dilemma over the modalities of the Congress .
Sources closed to Amosun camp hinted PLATFORM TIMES that they had got the wind of the alleged attack on them by thugs during the Congress .
One of the sources said they have all gone to their wards for the Congress be would observe the situation to know what step to take .
Another source said “You know they are in power , we will participate ,but, we don’t know the modalities we would adopt .
“By tomorrow , the coast will be clear on the modalities to adopt .”
In a bid to douse the tension and clear the air over the confusion that has enveloped the Congress , a statement was released by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor ,Kunle Somorin disclosing the modalities .
According to Somorin , Ward Congress Committee set up by the National headquarters of the All Progressives Congress for Ogun State has announced modalities for the conduct of the Ward Congress in the 236 wards across the State.
Somorin on Friday ,quoted the Chairman of the committee, Chief Wale Ohu of announcing the modalities.
The statement read that Ohu said the congress will commence with the accreditation of party members at designated points in each of the 236 wards in the state at 9.00 am on Saturday, 31st July, 2021.
The statement read further “Chief Ohu enjoined all members of the party to adhere strictly to the guidelines as announced earlier by the Committee.
“The Committee further enjoined the party faithful to turn out in large numbers for the congress and conduct themselves peacefully whilst observing COVID-19 protocols.”