Ten political parties in Ogun State, yesterday, rejected reported endorsement of the governorship candidate of the Allied People’s Movement (APM), Adekunle Akinlade by the Intra-Party Advisory Council in the state.
The political parties included: Better Nigerian People’s Party (BNPP), Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), National Action Congress (NAC); National Democratic Liberty Party (NDLP) and Masses Movement of Nigeria (MMN).
Others were: All Blending Party ABP), People’s Progressives Party (PPP), Advance Congress of Democrats (ACD), Democratic People’s Congress (DPC) and Progressives People’s Alliance (PPA).
The spokesman of the aggrieved parties under the aegis of Political Parties Chairmen Forum (PPCF), Olusegun Olufemi, told newsmen in Abeokuta that they were not party to the said adoption of Akinlade, who was the anointed candidate of Governor Ibikunle Amosun.
He said the forum had sent a petition to the National Chairman of IPAC, High Chief Peter Ameh against Abayomi Arabambi- led exco.
The forum in the petition dated December 24 and signed by all the ten political parties, accused the executive members of the state chapter of IPAC of misconduct, abuse of office and engaging in actions inimical to the parties constituting IPAC in the state.
Olufemi said, “We reject in totality the adoption of any governorship candidate. We urge members of the public to disregard the purported adoption of any political party candidate.”