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A serious confusion has mounted in the All Progressives Congress in Ogun state following the latest move by the party to adopt sharing formula along 40/60 .
Ogun state governor , Dapo Abiodun and his predecessor ,Senator Ibikunle Amosun have been at loggerhead over who controls the structure of the party leading to the conduct of parallel congresses both at ward and Local government levels.
Appeal Panel on the Local government congress in the state on Saturday hinted that, the party may be adopting a sharing formula to distribute positions between the factions loyal to Abiodun and Amosun.
PLATFORM TIMES reports that the party has set up a five-man panel to treat petition on the conduct of Local government congress in the state.
The panel however gave the hint, while addressing journalists in Abeokuta, the state capital.
The committee had received three petitions from two sitting Senators, elected party chairmen of 2018 in the state as well as some members of congress committee against the conduct of the ward congress.
But, addressing journalists on Saturday, the Secretary of the committee, Chucks Chinwnba said, that the panel did not receive any petition from members of the party, attributing this to the sharing formula of 80-20 being proposed by the party in the state.
Chinwnba was however silent on how the positions will be shared between the two factions.
“Yesterday (Friday), we held meeting with the party chairman and the party executive, the idea was to discuss with them and find out if there are complains. In a family you could have disagreement, it is the business of this appeal committee to bring everybody together and I think we have succeeded.
“Anybody who has any reservation should please bury the hatchet which they have expressed by not sending any petition.
“There is sharing formula that was made known to us, 60-40 or 80-20, it is working and that is why we have relative peace”, Chinwnba.
Speaking in the same vein, the chairman of the appeal panel, Mr. Segun Ojo disclosed that the committee had held “peace meeting” with members of the party.
“There is no written petition in the state, unlike the ward congress. Then, we interacted with the petitioners, but now there is no petition sent to the National secretariat because there is no petition.
“This is a family affair and we treated it as such, whatever quarrel you have now, you just have to reconcile with yourselves since we have decided to remain in the same political party except you want to form your own party which in this case, you will leave the party and leave the rest there. So we regard this as a family issue and we have treated it as such”, Ojo said.