Wole Elegbede, the Publicity Secretary of the pro-Amosun All Progressives Congress (APC) faction in Ogun State, has blamed the APC national leadership for the violent disruption of the rally in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on Monday.
The APC rally came to an abrupt end on Monday, when some party supporters pelted President Muhammadu Buhari and other party leaders with various objects, when they attempted to endorse Dapo Abiodun as the APC governorship candidate.
Speaking to The Punch newspaper, Elegbede said the Ogun State chapter of the APC, under the leadership of Derin Adebiyi would not like to reply anyone, “but what happened involved the APC supporters in the state”.
He went further to say that “some supporters are aggrieved over the emergence of Dapo Abiodun as the governorship candidate, while some like it.”
“As you can see, all the APC supporters agreed to vote for Buhari. What really happened could be traced to the emergence of Dapo Abiodun as the Governorship candidate
“Our APC supporters are happy with President Muhammadu Buhari and are ready to vote for him in the forthcoming election.”
When asked whether his faction of the APC was happy with the ugly development or not, he said: “No dedicated member of the party will be happy with such development. What happened was caused by the leadership at the national level.
“What happened was not planned by anybody. It was not planned by the governor, and it was just a spontaneous reaction from aggrieved members, who do not like the emergence of Dapo Abiodun.”