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APC settles for consensus candidates for Ogun assembly

The All Progressives Congress (APC), in Ogun has adopted its consensus candidates for the 2019 state House of Assembly election.

The exercise was conducted on Monday at the Presidential Lodge in Abeokuta, the state capital.

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Candidates were adopted for 23 out of the 26 seats in a process in which aspirants from the various constituencies met separately to pick who they considered most suitable among them.

Governor Ibikunle Amosun, who supervised the exercise said the open process was a demonstration of the transparent democratic ideals of the APC.

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He said the arrangement, witnessed by elected party members and political appointees, “was peaceful and accepted by all”.

According to him, candidates for the three remaining seats as well as those of the National Assembly seats, will be adopted on Tuesday.

The exercise, however, witnessed some protests as some members particularly from the Ogun East Senatorial District expressed dissatisfaction over the process.

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