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The Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun has described loyalists of his predecessor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun as miscreants and time wasters.
PLATFORM TIMES reports that loyalists of Amosun in their hundreds converged at Ake Palace to hold a parallel congress to elect new executive for the All Progressives Congress in the state.
PLATFORM TIMES observed that Amosun’s faction held its congress at a different place while the Gov Abiodun’s faction was held its own at MKO stadium.
Governor Abiodun who was angry with the development expressed displeasure while speaking at his factional congress held at the MKO Abiola stadium.
Gov Abiodun said he would not be distracted by those he described as” time wasters”.
He maintained that the Amosun’s faction does not have register, council Chairmen, councilors and the committee at the congress held at Ake.
The governor who claimed his faction is the authentic and ‘ the only recognised faction’ said the Amosun’s faction congress is an attempt to cause breakdown of law in the state.
He however said the Amosun’s faction displayed a “shameful” act during President Muhammadu Buhari visit to the state.
He added, “I was standing here with many of you when President Muhammadu Buhari came here . It was a show of shame ,I said this is not who we are in Ogun state .
“You know what , God Almighty proved himself that He indeed is God and that no man can be Him . God shamed them and I made a covenant with God that peace would reign and I made sure peace reigned in this state . Today, Ogun state is adjudged the most peaceful state in the country.”
He also said, “I have refused to be distracted by distractor. I wouldn’t be distracted by time wasters; I remained focused.
“Last night ( Friday), it was brought to my attention that some people who I will describe as miscreants were planning to hold a congress somewhere else and I said how can that be ? You can’t build something on nothing . What register would they use in holding the congress , what council chairmen would participate in that congress , what councilors ,what delegates ,who will be in this congress ,who will be the committees that would participate in the Congress ?
“I concluded that this must be a fake news ,but, on the other side ,I thought maybe it is another attempt by some people to cause a break down of law and order in Ogun state.
“And this is Ogun state ,the gateway state , the gateway to the country , the number one industrial capital of the country , the educational capital of the country ,the food basket of the Southwest , the religion capital of this country .
“We will not allow anybody no matter who you are to undermine the peace and security we enjoy in this state , we have worked very hard to lower the political temperature .”