Governor Dapo Abiodun has threatened that aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who contend the outcome of the primaries in court, will be expelled from the party.
Abiodun during a campaign tour to his Ikenne LGA on Saturday said this.
The Governor showed concern that some aspirants from his local government had dragged the party to court to seek redress.
Abiodun referred to the above action as an anti-party activity that would not be allowed in the party.
The State boss has ordered that anybody who has a case in court should, as a matter of urgency, withdraw same or risk being suspended from the APC.
“More than one person vied for the chairmanship position in Ikenne Local Government, but we know only one of them will emerge as the candidate. It is only God that enthrones a king, I am a testimony to that.
“We also have many councillorship aspirants. But, I learnt that some people went to court in my own local government. I am not happy with that development. I’m not happy.
“Anybody who goes to court should go and withdraw the case immediately. It is anti-party. Anybody who goes to court will be sent out of the party. There must be discipline in this party.”
In addition, the governor promised the aspirants in Ikenne of appointments, stating “All those who were not picked as candidates, I am assuring you that the serious ones among them will be given appointments by me your governor; if not at the local government, I will give them appointments in Abeokuta. After that promise, I don’t want to hear any crisis in this local government again,” Abiodun emphasised.
As reported, a councillorship aspirant in Iperu Ward 5, Muyiwa Osularu, had gone to Sagamu High Court, claiming that after winning the primary election, his name was replaced with that of the Vice-Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Ikenne Local Government, Hon Efuwape Olaitan Muhammed.
Some APC members in Governor Abiodun’s hometown badly beat a bailiff who was in Ikperu to serve the court summons on Efuwape
However, the governor has not said anything on that incident, even though the Iperu police division has investigated the incident.