“There is fire on the mountain, and nobody seems to be on the run,” the opening chorus of Asa’s popular song, ‘Fire on the Mountain’, which also warned that, “one day the river will overflow, and there’ll be nowhere for us to go, and we will run, run…wishing we had put out the fire,” said.
The above lyrics from the award-winning Nigerian female musician can partly describe the situation of things now in the All Progressives Congress, APC, as all is not too well in the political party, especially in its Ogun Chapter.
Aproko247 reliably gathered that the governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, allegedly stormed out of a meeting of the party’s stakeholders held on Tuesday, which also had the party interim executives in attendance.
It was said that no sooner had a National Executive from Ogun State, Yemi Sanusi, described the Ope Salami-led committee that conducted the party’s congress in his state as “Kangaroo Committee” than Amosun flared up, questioning Sanusi capacity to make such statement.
‘Amosun lost his cool at the meeting. He was uncontrollable and shouted Sanusi down, questioning who he thinks he is. But Sanusi replied him that as the only National Interim Exco from Ogun State, he was the only person recognised to give report on the APC congress in the state,’ we were reliably informed.
Aproko247 also learnt that efforts made by other governors at the meeting to pacify Amosun were futile as he reportedly stormed out of the gathering angrily, claiming he was due to attend a summit where the former Mexican President, Vicente Fox, holding in Ogun State, would be delivering a lecture on Agriculture.
It was also said that former Lagos Governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was speechless and surprised at Amosun’s alleged behaviour on Tuesday, likewise Bisi Akande and Olusegun Osoba.
‘Even Amosun’s loyalists were totally surprised at his behaviour at the meeting. Most of them were not expecting such from him. Now you see why there are crisis in the Ogun State chapter of APC. Amosun does not regard anybody again. He sees himself as the all in all,’ Aproko247 was further told.
Aproko247 has observed that APC’s popularity in Ogun State is gradually declining. Even though the Peoples’ Democratic Party is not gaining expected popularity in the state, the Labour Party, from our findings, is amassing the support of residents of Ogun State.
Some days ago, a former governor of the state, Gbenga Daniel, joined the Labour Party from the PDP.