Stress in Ogun as Abiodun, Amosun factions put together for parallel APC congresses


Before Saturday’s Congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun Narrate, there is palpable fear among residents because the two factions of the party within the divulge put together for a showdown.

The two factions – one valid to Governor Dapo Abiodun and the diversified to his predecessor, Ibikunle Amosun – will be retaining parallel congresses in Abeokuta.

Whereas the faction of the Governor Abiodun will defend its have congress on the MKO Abiola Stadium, much less than two kilometers to the Governor’s region of work, the Amosun crew will defend their congress on the palace of the Alake and Paramount ruler of Egba-land.

The gap between both congresses grounds is set five kilometers.

Politicians had been considered in their numbers placing around on the avenue of Abeokuta in preparation for the congress.

Traders relish expressed fear as a few them relish vowed no longer launch their shops on the stated day.

Residents react

A petty trader at Panseke market, Iya Falilat, infamous that she won’t be exhibiting her goods on Saturday owing to the rumoured violence she had heard from politicians.

“My neighbours who’re politicians, in truth they devise motivate ward meetings relish warned me to save at home on Saturday, missing the following day sales won’t kill me. I grab to live and promote some diversified time as a substitute to having this political thugs to battle.”

Another trader who sells shut to the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, who most fashioned no longer to claim her name, infamous that she won’t step out of her home on Saturday.

“The memory of the 2019 elections is peaceful very unique in my head, no longer even as soon as I after all relish began hearing diversified issues. I won’t come out the following day, I will simplest be pleased and sleep.”

Police spits fire

In an announcement signed by the police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the divulge stated it would face up to any act of hooliganism, brigandage or political thuggery ahead of within the future of and after the congress.

The police, on the different hand, affirmed MKO Abiola Stadium because the venue of the congress but didn’t brush off the Alake’s palace where the diversified faction had also chosen to save their congress.

“Therefore, anybody who has no change in and around the venue of the congress are by this free up warned to stare sure of the region.

“The Expose will deal decisively with anybody caught in any act effective of undermining the peace and calmness being loved within the divulge, no matter the region or divulge of such person.

“Fogeys and guardians are also advised to call their wards to divulge by counseling them no longer to permit themselves to be old for political thugery as such will be considered with all seriousness.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole while wishing contributors of the party a hit congress, enjoins them to habits themselves in a peaceful formula and divulge high sense of sportsmanship.”

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