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Update: APC accuses Amosun of sponsoring attack on Buhari, ponders on punishments

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun of sponsoring the disgraceful attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the party and other leaders at a presidential rally held in Abeokuta, the state capital.

Some members of gubernatorial election opposing party, the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) at the really threw objects at the president after he raised the hand of Dapo Abiodun, the APC governorship candidate in the state, at the party’s campaign rally.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC spokesman, said the party “will review this gross misconduct of deliberately positioning thugs to attack and embarrass the President and the party’s leadership.”

Issa-Onilu said any plan to destroy what this party stands for would be rejected.

“The 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,” he said.

“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. 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.”

The spokesman said party members should not to be disturbed by Monday’s “condemnable incident.”

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