Emerging details indicate the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is apprehensive over the decisions of Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State and his Imo State counterpart, Rochas Okorocha, to work against the APC governorship candidates of their respective state in the 2019 general elections.
According to The Punch NG, some members, who were aggrieved by the party’s primaries, had vowed to work against the APC candidates in their various states.
Newsheadline247 also understands that, besides the two governors, some lawmakers, who could not secure the party’s tickets have also vowed to work against the party’s candidates, except President Muhammadu Buhari.
Former Edo State governor and the APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, had earlier on Wednesday said the party could win the governorship elections in Imo and Ogun without the support of Okorocha and Amosun.
It was, however, learnt that despite the statement of Oshiomhole, the party leaders were concerned that some aggrieved members could spoil the chances of the APC.
This, a source said, informed the decision of the party to convene a consultative forum with governorship candidates, state chairmen and secretaries at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja on Thursday.
The source stated, “The party is disturbed by the tales from some states and decided to tackle the issues head-on so as not to play into the hands of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.
“We know the party is waiting in the wings and looking for those who will be spoilers among us, so we have decided to be ahead of them.”
Another chieftain of the party, who would not want his name revealed because of the sensitive nature of the issue, cited Imo, Ogun and Zamfara states as places with high number of dissenters.
Okorocha, Amosun and the Zamfara State Governor, Abdul-Azeez Yari, are aggrieved that their preferred candidates did not get the tickets of the party.
The aggrieved governors have vowed to ensure APC candidates failed in the elections.