Confusion and apprehension suffused the air of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, and other parts of the state over conflicting information regarding the planned governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
While some information have it that the primary will hold this Sunday, another suggests it has been shifted till Monday, October 1, leaving party supporters, members and even some of the aspirants still unsure of what to believe.
Six persons – Abdulkabir Adekunle Akinlade(Ogun West), Senator Gbenga Kaka (Ogun East), Otunba Bimbo Ashiru(Ogun East), Prince Dapo Abiodun(Ogun East), Jimi Lawal(Ogun East) and Abayomi Hunye (Ogun West), are in a keen battle for the APC governorship ticket.
The confusion is precipitated by the alleged unavailability of materials and personnel required for the conduct of the primary as at 11: am in some of the wards visited in Abeokuta.
The Nation learnt that APC Governorship Primaries committees headed by
Muhammad Indabawa and Sen. Gbenga Aluko(Secretary) for Ogun state are still being expected in the state from.Abuja.
A governorship aspirant who spoke with The Nation on phone, said the materials and Committee members for the exercise are still awaited from Abuja, adding that there was not information that the expected team have arrived the state yet.
The APC Public Relations Officer in the state, Chief Wole Elegbede, told The Nation that he only heard the primary was postponed for Lagos and Imo States respectively, urging party members to disregard rumours suggesting the date is shifted for Ogun APC.
“Kindly disregard the rumours that the Ogun APC governorship direct primary is not holding today.
“In view of the above, we urge all our loyal and dedicated members to mobilise fully for a free, fair and successful governorship primary today as planned,” Elegbede stated.