By Ezeocha Mzeh
The All Progressives Congress has accused Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun of sponsoring hoodlums who attacked the party’s officials at Monday’s presidential rally at the MKO Abiola stadium in Abeokuta.
The party therefore vowed to punish the governor for allegedly hiring thugs that attacked President Muhammadu Buhari and party leaders at the rally.
APC National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa – Onilu, who expressed the party’s regrets at the disruption of the campaign, said that those responsible for the “premeditated attacks” would be dealt with.
The party added however that it would not implement the sanction immediately, as it would be after the elections.
Issa-Onilu said, “The All Progressives Congress (APC) regrets Monday’s premeditated attacks sponsored by Governor Ibikunle Amosun on President Muhammadu Buhari and other senior party leaders at the venue of the presidential campaign rally in Ogun State.
“This is one act of indiscipline too many. The APC will not condone acts of indiscipline, indiscretion, and anti-party activities from any party member no matter how highly placed.
“The party will review this gross misconduct of deliberately positioning thugs to attack and embarrass the President and the party’s leadership. The party will take a decision on this matter immediately after the elections.
“It must be stated that party supremacy and discipline according to our constitution are not matters of choice but binding principles which must be adhered to by all party members.
“The APC is a party known for discipline, justice, fairness, and equality hence any plan to destroy what this party stands for would be rejected. No single person will be allowed to put his personal and selfish interests ahead of the wishes of the people of Ogun State and elsewhere.”
“Post primaries, the decision of the National Working Committee to uphold the wishes of party members is unbendable. Therefore, whatever means being presently deployed by persons intending to undermine the wishes of the people for personal gains will not be tolerated?