The Ogun State governor, senator Ibikunle Amosun has said that the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole would fail in his intention to hijack Ogun State from him.
The Ogun State governor noted this on Friday while addressing party supporters on Saturday.
He also declared that he and his supporters were ready to battle against the interest of the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, in Ogun.
Mr Amosun, an ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, have been having a running battle with Adam’s Oshiomhole.
The crisis got worse after Mr Amosun’s favourite to be his successor lost out in the politics of the APC primaries. The governor blamed Mr Oshiomhole, ex-Lagos governor Bola Tinubu and ex-Ogun governor, Segun Osoba, for his ordeal. He then vowed to work against Dapo Abiodun who is the APC governorship candidate for next year’s election and has the backing of Messrs Tinubu and Osoba.
Since then, the Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee has dissolved the Ogun executives of the APC and announced a caretaker committee headed by Yemi Sanusi. Ayobami Olubori was announced as secretary and Tunde Oladunjoye publicity secretary of the committee.
On Friday, however, Mr Amosun said the caretaker committee would not succeed in the state.
The governor, who is a senatorial candidate of the APC after completing his two terms as governor, said only the dissolved state executive led by Derin Adebiyi would be recognised by the state. He said the executive was created by God through the efforts of the members of the party.
Mr Amosun said the Adebiyi-led state executive of the party would spend four years in office despite the purported inauguration of the caretaker committee.
“You know me by now. For me, I fear God and I respect people.