Amosun’s Loyalists Dump APC Faction, Rejoin Abiodun’s Camp

There was a twist in an event on Friday in Ogun State when loyalists of former Governor Ibikunle Amosun from the 20 local government areas of the state dumped his camp to rejoin the All Progressives Congress (APC) faction of the incumbent governor, Dapo Abiodun.

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Naija News reports that the returnees were led by the factional Chairman of the Amosun-led party executive to meet Abiodun at the Presidential Lodge, Abeokuta, on Friday.

The governor, while receiving them back into his camp, appreciated their loyalty and applauded their confidence to make such a bold step, noting that it is a culture to be emulated because it promoted peace.

Abiodun said, “I want to congratulate your sense of loyalty to the leadership, which I will say is not only commendable. It is enviable.

“This is a culture that we must promote and entrench. It is a culture that is fast eroding; it is a culture that we are fast losing. Loyalty is 100 per cent.

“For some others, they move once things are not working well, but for you, you stay put. This sense of loyalty is worthy of emulation. We must appreciate the fact that there can only be one leader in a party at a time.

“Even when we have ambitions and desires, we must subordinate ourselves 100% to leadership and believe that it is in that subordination that will allow us to flourish and achieve our objectives, our dreams, our desires, and aspirations, not by forming factions or by breaking away.

“Because by so doing, it only weakens the fabric of that collective union that we call our party. You must appreciate that there can be only one leader of the party at a time in the state, and that leader is the governor.

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“As the leader of the party, I appreciate the task bestowed on me, and it is my duty to work towards the individual and collective welfare of our members.”  

Abiodun also urged members to put the past behind them and work towards repositioning the party to achieve its aims and work for the socio-economic development of the state.

“Let us the past behind us. Let us promote what unites us as a family. I welcome you back. The future of Ogun State is in your hands, and it is for us for the taking. The same joy the father of the prodigal son received his lost son back home, the same way I receive you today.

“To those who did not leave, please let us receive our brothers and sisters back. To those who are joining us, please let us display a sense of loyalty. I can assure you, that you will be fully integrated,” the governor said.

The Chairman of the state APC chairman, Yemi Sanusi, said at the gathering that in every human relationship, there is bound to be disagreement.

He, however, believes that even in times of war, there is always a place for peaceful settlement of conflict, calling on the returnees to fully integrate themselves with other members of the party.

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