BREAKING Osun APC: Crisis erupts at Govt House as party delegates accuse leadership of manipulation.
Crisis erupted at the Osun State Government House in Osogbo on Tuesday as members of the All Progressives Congress, most especially the delegates in the 31 Local Government areas of the State alleged party leadership of planning to manipulate them.
The delegates who were called to an emergency meeting at the government house in Osogbo had gathered as early as 8am.
According to them, the meeting purpose of the meeting was not stated in the messages sent to them by the party hierarchy. They were only asked to show up at the government house.
Our Correspondent who was at the government house banquet hall for the announcement of the results of the primary election saw over 500 delegates at the venue.
Crisis started when the first set of the delegates went inside to meet with the party leadership led by the State Chairman, Prince Gboyega Famodun, the Senate spokesperson and Director General of Oyetola campaign council, Dr Ajibola Basiru, Former Rep member, Ajibola Famurewa; Special Adviser to Oyetola on political affairs, Sunday Akere; among others. They alleged that they were asked to sign blank results sheets.
Moments later, angry delegates stormed outside the hall in protest. They said they were told to sign documents, which they supposedly told them to be the results sheets, but no names were on it.
APC members refused to sign these documents and demanded to know the names of the winners. This made the delegates to believe that they wanted to overrule the democracy of the people and replace the winners of the election with another candidates.
The crowd stormed out in fury and disappointment and protested that the will of the people, should be the rule and demanded that the results should be announced as the election was free and fair.
“Delegates did not vote. It was the direct primaries. Why asking us to sign results sheets? They are thieves. They want to manipulate the results and we will continue to resist that. The choice of the people should be announced. We can’t sign blank results”, one of the delegates from Ila local government told our reporter.