The Ogun State Governor, Governor Ibikunle Amosun said Oshiomhole was guilty of injustice on the grounds that the primaries he conducted had “fallen short of the minimum standards of justice, equity and fairness.”
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been having internal crises over how the primaries in some states were conducted. According to some of the members, Oshiomhole doesn’t have the right to refuse those who won elections and give wrong candidates who did not win election.
Mr Oshiomhole had in a statement on Wednesday, after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, in Abuja, said that he will not mortgage his conscience to keep his job.
Reacting, Amosun, who is dissatisfied that Dapo Abiodun, in place of his anointed candidate, Adekunle Akinlade, said Oshiomhole’s “resort to hiding under the false claims about conscience and integrity is cheap.”
Speaking for Mr Amosun in a statement he issued on Thursday evening, Dayo Adeneye, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Ogun State, insisted Mr Oshiomhole “fell short of all standards of justice and fairness.”
“We state without any fear of equivocation that no one, at least not on the side of Senator Amosun, has requested or expected Oshiomhole to sell his conscience.
“The least we expect of him is to abide by the rules and guidelines of the APC. Oshiomhole knows, as we know, that in the instance of the last primaries in Ogun State, he has fallen short of the minimum standards of justice, equity and fairness.”