Crisis appears to be brewing in the Ogun State All Progressives Congress (APC), with loyalists of former Governor Olusegun Osoba on Sunday rejecting the list of Commissioner-nominees sent by the state Governor Dapo Abiodun to the House of Assembly for approval.
The loyalists, under the aegis of the “Osoba Political Family”, declared that the list excludes members of the political family.
Governor Abiodun had on Thursday last week sent 18 names as commissioner-nominees to the Ogun State House of Assembly for approval.
But Osoba loyalists in a statement signed on Sunday by Ayo Martins, Titus Adedamola Osikoya and 22 others, contended that the Governor’s list belied his proclamation that he would run an inclusive government.
They alleged that the “all inclusive” slogan of the Governor was to specifically ease out the Osoba Political Family from his administration by “some power mongers and unscrupulous elements who participated actively in the misrule of the State in the past and are now surrounding the Governor like hyenas, ready to pounce on anyone who does not belong to their camp or pay homage.”
The statement further observed that the ‘Osoba Political Family’, despite having qualified and experienced persons within its fold, was not taken into consideration in all the appointments made so far by Governor Abiodun.
While recalling how Osoba expended his time, resources and made huge financial contributions towards the victory of Abiodun at the polls, the loyalists said the governor had failed to reward the huge role they played during the polls.