NWC declares Dapo Abiodun as APC governorship candidate in Ogun state

The National Working Committee panel of the All Progressives Congress sent to Ogun State for the governorship primary on Wednesday night declared Prince Dapo Abiodun as the party’s governorship candidate in the 2019 general elections.

This declaration came some hours after the state chapter of the APC also declared the consensus candidate Yewa Elders Council, Adekunle Akinlade, as the governorship candidate of the party.

The chairman of the party in the state, Chief Derin Adebiyi, had alleged that NWC panel was highly compromised and the chapter followed the directive that the election should hold on Tuesday.

However, the chairman of the electoral panel, Muhammad Indabawa, announced Abiodun as winner saying that Abiodun polled the highest votes having scored 102,305 votes.

Indabawa flanked by other members of the panel added that Mr.Jimi Lawal polled 51,153 votes closely followed by Otunba Bimbo Ashiru who scored 29,764 votes.

Other aspirants, Senator Adegbenga Kaka;  Adekunle Akinlade and Abayomi Hunye scored 17,771; 23,443 and 9,610 votes respectively.

He said, “Prince Dapo Abiodun having scored 102,305 votes is hereby elected as the torchbearer of the APC subject to the ratification by the National Working Committee.”

Asked to comment on the declaration of Akinlade as the governorship candidate by the State chapter of the party,  Indabawa said the eight-man panel had the mandate of the NWC to conduct the exercise.

He said, “As far as the APC is concerned, this committee is the constituted one for the conduct of the election by the party. If there is an election for the emergence of any other candidate, we are not aware of it in Ogun State, rather than the one so announced by this committee.

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