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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has chided Governor Ayodele Fayose over his allegation that the party had colluded with the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Professor Kayode Soremekun, to recruit the students of the university to act as Presiding Officers to rig the July 14 governorship election in favour of APC.

Penpushing reports that, Fayose was alleged to had on state media expressed alleged plan by All Progressives Congress(APC) to engage Soremekun to recruit his students to work as presiding officers to help rig the July 14, 2018 governorship poll in favour of APC.

The Governor was quoted to have said the Vice Chancellor of the university held a meeting with the Governorship Candidate of All Progressives Congress(APC), Dr Kayode Fayemi, where the duo perfected strategies to recruit FUOYE students to work as presiding officers to help APC rig the poll.

However, the party in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, said the party was not surprised by that "spurious allegation" coming from the governor who had become jittery since APC conducted a peaceful and crisis-free primary election that produced Dr Kayode Fayemi as APC's candidate.

He said Fayose's current allegation was similar to his earlier blackmail of the Professor when the Governor alleged during Ondo State Governorship election that Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) had plotted to use Soremekun to announce a fake result declaring APC's candidate, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, as the winner.

Olatunbosun faulted Fayose's claim that Soremukun met with Fayemi in Abuja to plot the alleged recruitment of his students to be used during election as presiding officers to help APC rig the poll.

"This is not the first time that Fayose would blackmail Prof Soremekun of plot to help APC win election. Fayose did it during Ondo State Governorship election when he took to the media to accuse the Professor of conspiracy to help announce a fake result in favour of APC even when the innocent Professor was not anywhere near Nigeria at the time’.

Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun has said that he would unveil the identity of his choice candidate to take over from him after the Ramadan period, adding that the preferred successor must come from Ogun West Senatorial District of the State.

Amosun made this known on Saturday at the State Congress of All Progressives Congress(APC), held at June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, adding that his successor will also surpass his achievements which cover a period of eight years.

‘Don’t worry, I will disclosed my choice successor after Ramadan, and I also maintain my position that, the party has conceded to the fact that, the person to take over from me will and must come from Ogun West Senatorial District’, he said.

The Governor while explaining that, his successor will surpass his achievements said this will be possible because before leaving office, his administration would have increase and improve on his Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) from N8billion to N10billion.

Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun has said that he would unveil the identity of his choice candidate to take over from him after the Ramadan period, adding that the preferred successor must come from Ogun West Senatorial District of the State.

Amosun made this known on Saturday at the State Congress of All Progressives Congress(APC), held at June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, adding that his successor will also surpass his achievements which cover a period of eight years.

‘Don’t worry, I will disclosed my choice successor after Ramadan, and I also maintain my position that, the party has conceded to the fact that, the person to take over from me will and must come from Ogun West Senatorial District’, he said.

The Governor while explaining that, his successor will surpass his achievements said this will be possible because before leaving office, his administration would have increase and improve on his Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) from N8billion to N10billion.

The  Ogun State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), on Saturday conducted a peaceful and harmonized poll which produced 35 new executive to run the affairs of the party for another four years.

Penpushing reports that, the congress which took place at June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta produced Chief Derin Adebiyi as the Chairman,Bashiru Fadairo as Vice-Chairman, Patrick Ogunde as Secretary and Wole Elegbede as the Publicity Secretary among others.

The congress was conducted by the representatives of the national headquarters of the party led by Peter Obada and supported by two other national leaders, and was also monitored by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

Penpushing further reports that, Ogun State Police Commissioner, Ahmed Ilyasu accompanied by his Deputy, Bola Longe, the Head of Operation, Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), Adams Uba and the Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi provided security around the venue.

In the same vein, other security agencies which include; Department of State Security Services (DSS), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) were not left out from provision of their men and officers, to compliment security at the venue.

The Congress Electoral Committee Chairman, Peter Obada while announcing the elected officers said, the congress has shown that the party is united, and a further indication that, all is well to win the 2019 elections in the State.

The Congress of a faction of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State was on Saturday disrupted by political thugs, suspected to be loyal to the Government, inflicting injuries on participants and journalists at the BTO Hall, Akure, venue of the congress.

Penpushing reports that the attack was targeted at the factional members of the party, but some journalists covering the congress were attacked by the thugs, which include, James Sowole, of Thisday and the Chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists in the State, Sunkanmi Elujoba of Adaba FM, Damisi Ojo of The Nation, Bamigbola Gbolagunte of The Sun and Olumide Abudu of Radio Nigeria Positive FM

Similarly, a member of the House of Representatives, representing Idanre/Ifedore federal constituency, Bamidele Baderinwa, Commissioner for Regional Integration in Osun State, Bola Ilori; Idowu Otetubi and Tolu Babaleye; Leye Akinola, were also victims of the attack.

The Ogun State Police Command on Saturday deployed hundreds of its personnel to provide security and maintain peace at the ongoing congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC),Penpushing findings at the venue revealed.

The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu was sighted leading his men to supervise, monitor and ensure adequate security at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, venue of the congress, which has delegates from all twenty local government areas in attendance.

Penpushing further observed that, the deployed personnel include Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squads (FSARS), Anti-Kidnapping and Cultism Department, Anti-Bomb Department, Conventional policeman and Rapid Squad Department among other security operatives.

The Commissioner accompanied by his Deputy, Bola Longe as well as Head of the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad(FSARS)Adams Uba and the Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi were not left out in the operations to ensure peace and violence free congress of the party.

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