He issued a statement, in which he revealed that the NWC also suspended the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Uguru Usani, and the Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu, allegedly for the same offence.
The APC spokesman said the decision was reached at a meeting of the committee presided by party’s national chairman, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja.
He revealed that the NWC would issue a query to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, for “his glaring anti-party activities”.
The party claimed that the action of the governor affected the fortunes of its candidates in the recently-conducted Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.
The statement read, “Recall that the NWC had earlier written to the suspended governors on their anti-party activities, and several other steps were taken to ensure they desist from taking actions that are inimical to the interests of our party and candidates.
“Notably, these individuals have not shown any remorse and have actually stepped up their actions. The party reviewed the serial anti-party activities of the concerned individuals before and during the last Presidential and National Assembly elections in their respective states and resolved to enforce party discipline in line with our Constitution.
“The NWC noted how the suspended members have continued to campaign openly for other parties and candidates that are unknown to our great party, even while they have constituted themselves as opposition to APC candidates in their respective states.”
The APC said it was closely monitoring the activities of its members across the country, especially in the states the suspended members belong to.
It, therefore, warned its members who take any action in line with the directives of the suspended members to undermine its candidates in the coming elections would face disciplinary actions.
The ruling party congratulated its supporters on the victories recorded in the last elections, and particularly, the re-election of President Buhari for a second term.
“This could not have happened if not for the hard work and commitment of our members,” it said, adding, “We therefore urge all our members to unite and work ever harder to ensure victory for our candidates across the states in the coming governorship and House of Assembly elections.”
It, however, asked its members to disregard directives and actions of the suspended individuals, saying it would continue to live by the dictate of its Constitution.
Governor Okorocha contested for the Imo West Senatorial District seat while Governor Amosun contested that of Ogun Central in the just-concluded elections.
Okorocha is supporting his son-in-law and candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in Imo, Uche Nwosu, to succeed him as governor, as against the APC candidate, Senator Hope Uzodinma.
On his part, Amosun is against the candidature of APC’s Dapo Abiodun in Ogun and is giving his support to the candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Adekunle Akinlade.
Before he won the election, President Muhammadu Buhari had during his campaign visited Imo and Ogun States where some drama played out over the choice of candidates.
The atmosphere was tense at the rally in Ogun State where some supporters allegedly loyal to APM pelted the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, while he was addressing the gathering, forcing him to end his speech abruptly.
Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has warned individuals, groups, and political parties to shelve the intention of rigging during the general elections in the state.
He gave the warning on Monday after an inter-party meeting of leaders and agents that have declared support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election in Ogun Central senatorial district of the state.
“This election has been won and lost,” Governor Amosun told reporters in Abeokuta, the state capital.
He added, “I am appealing to those that have ideas that they want to rig, Mr President has spoken; anybody that has such idea should pend that thought.”
Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has denied allegations the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he sponsored thugs to the presidential rally of the party in the state.
He faulted the claims in a statement by his Special Adviser on Information and Strategy, Mr Rotimi Durojaiye, and obtained by Channels Television on Wednesday.
Amosun said it was ridiculous that a party would accuse a governor of sponsoring thugs to the rally organised and hosted by him in his state.
The reactions followed the APC presidential campaign which held on Monday in Abeokuta where the party’s National Chairman, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, was booed and stoned by some angry people at the gathering.
A day after the incident, APC National Publicity Secretary, Mr Lanre Issa-Onilu, issued a statement in which the party threatened to take punitive measures against Governor Amosun.
Responding to the threat, Amosun’s aided, “The position of the governor is that rather than dissipate their energy on those they will deal with after election, Comrade Oshiomole and his co-travellers should be remorseful that their anti-democratic conduct has denied the APC scores of legislative seats and a number of executive positions across the country even before the elections.
“They do not need to wait until after the election, they should throw in the towel now for undermining the chances of the party they have cornered for their selfish ends,” he added.
Commenting on the allegation that the governor sponsored thugs to the presidential rally, Durojaye said it was clearly ridiculous that someone would author such a statement.
He noted that as the governor of the state, Amosun was not only the host at the rally but he organised the grand reception for President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The relationship between President Buhari and Governor Amosun is well known,” Durojaye stated. “It is, therefore, unthinkable that someone will allege that Governor Amosun will organise thugs against the President.”
Amosun’s aide, however, claimed that issuing the statement was a confirmation of “the personification of the APC by Comrade Oshimhole who is using the party to ventilate his personal grouse against Governor Amosun.”
He also accused the national chairman of the party of meting out injustice to a majority of APC supporters in Ogun, stressing that such would not stand.
“Mr President was given an unprecedented rousing welcome into the Moshood Abiola Stadium on arrival and the atmosphere at the rally remained peaceful and carnival-like until former Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola and Comrade Oshiomhole incensed the crowd with their unguarded speeches,” Durojaye alleged.
He said, “It is important to note that contrary to the erroneous impression being created that President Buhari campaign tour ended abruptly, President Buhari attended all campaign activities as scheduled after the rally at the stadium.”
The governor’s aide disclosed that the President met the Ogun State Council of Traditional Rulers at the June 12 Cultural Centre where he addressed 1,012 traditional rulers and chiefs.
He added that President Buhari had a private lunch at the Presidential Lodge before departing Ogun State as scheduled.
The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has assured President Muhammadu Buhari of massive votes from the state ahead of next month’s presidential election.
Addressing journalists on Sunday at the State House in Abuja, the governor said he is confident that President Buhari will coast to victory in the coming polls.
He said, “I think its proper for us to come and say Happy New Year to him and to reassure him of our unalloyed support and to ensure that in the coming election, in the context of the south-west, Ogun State is not left behind and that we are going to give him a massive vote that has never seen in the history of Ogun state.
“I know that Mr President has already won the election because if you see his work, it speaks for him”.
Speaking further, he applauded the President for his efforts in boosting agriculture, infrastructure and the economy through various programmes. According to him, through the initiatives, the middle class is gradually being brought back.
“Gradually, Mr President is bringing back the middle class through all the infrastructure that he is putting in place, the revolution that he is bringing to bear in agriculture, all the social safety nets that he is bringing on board, N-Power, Tradermoni and all of those things and gradually, the middle-class is coming back,” Amosun said.
Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state will work for President Muhammadu Buhari’s success in the general elections in 2019.
Addressing a crowd of supporters on Thursday at a rally in Abeokuta, he promised that the party would deliver the three senatorial districts of the state to the President.
“Ogun State is the home of President Muhammadu Buhari, let us let them know,” the governor said at his campaign for Ogun Central senatorial district.”
“Come 16 February 2019, by the benevolence of the Almighty God and the support of all of you, President Muhammadu Buhari will win massively in the three senatorial districts in our state.”
He added, “From 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari has focused on delivering on his three major campaign promises – security, curbing corruption and the economy.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has systematically blocked leakages through which enemies of our country siphoned our resources.”
Governor Amosun thereafter listed the successes recorded by his administration in the last seven and a half year, stressing that the state has become the industrial capital of the nation.
He, however, decried that some of their members were aiding those who he claimed were envious of their achievements to frustrate their effort at developing the state.
Amosun alleged, “We cannot but put it on record that a group who perhaps are envious of the successes that we have jointly made on our mission to rebuild our dear state in the past seven and a half years have laid siege on our dear state.”
“Their plan is to use the general elections of 2019 to take over our commonwealth for their selfish gains while some of our people are collaborating with them.”
But the governor said he was happy that the people of the state chose the path of truth and honour, noting that Ogun is bigger than him and any other person.
On the feats recorded by his administration, Amonsun said, “All sectors of our state economy have received a tremendous boost. Many more of our children are in school and can compete favourably with their counterparts anywhere in the world.
“Our people are healthier and have far better access to basic healthcare. We now have physical and social infrastructure that support businesses to thrive and attract new businesses.”
Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on Monday led the National Chairman of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Yusuf Dantalle, to the State House in Abuja.
During the visit, the governor and the party chairman met with President Muhammadu Buhari where Dantalle presented the APM’s letter of adoption to the president as their candidate in 2019.
Governor Amosun who briefed reporters after meeting with the President said, “Just last week, we made public the fact that APM has adopted the President as their presidential candidate and so, I promised that we will bring the letter.”
“They gave me a letter for Mr President and that is what we came to do today.”
The governor, however, refused to comment on threats by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to expel him.
He maintained that the decision to adopt the president as the flagbearer of the APM in the general elections was a unanimous one.
Dantalle validated Amosun’s claim about the adoption of the President, saying the decision was taken by the National Executive Council (NEC) of the party.
He explained that the APM took the decision because “We need Buhari to restore Nigeria back to its glory and where it needs to be.”
“This is not the Nigeria of my dream but Buhari is giving us the Nigeria that we require and we believe so much in him,” the APM chairman said.
He also revealed that he was the APC deputy governorship candidate in Kogi in 2015.
Highlights of the meeting are captured in the pictures below;
The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, says despite the injustice and intimidation meted out to his supporters in the last primaries held in the state, he remains a bona-fide member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He said this on Monday while addressing APC officials and supporters in Abeokuta, the state capital.
“Our people came to me to say that they are leaving APC and I said no, this is what we want to achieve. We will wait because President Muhammadu Buhari must win.
“We will run around and campaign for him.
“We must ensure that President Muhammadu Buhari emerges the winner, By the grace of God, he will win, but we want Ogun State to be part of that win,” he said.
Amosun also announced his candidature for the Ogun Central Senatorial district in the coming election.
The Ogun State Government on Wednesday presented the 2019 budget proposal of N402,630,000,000 tagged the Budget of Enduring Legacy.
Presenting the budget proposal to the state House of Assembly, the Governor, Ibikunle Amosun promised to consolidate on his achievements in office in the last seven and half years in 2019 to fully deliver on his mission to rebuild the state.
He said, “The 2019 budget has been appropriately titled, the Budget of Enduring Legacy to reflect our determination to deliver on our electoral promises to the optimal level, even as our tenure wraps up. We therefore propose a budget size of N402,630,000,000, which represents an increase of 17% compared to the 2018 budget.
Senator Amosun also explained that the budget will also cater for the United Nations recommendation as regards allocation for the education sector.