Story By Akinola Emmanuel, February 11, 2021
The former Ogun State Governor and Senator representing Ogun Central Senatorial District, Ibikunle Amosun has hit the opponents of the ongoing registration and revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress.
Report gathered that Amosun described the exercise as “very necessary,” saying those opposing the exercise may have ulterior motive.
Among other known critics of the ongoing exercise is the pioneer Interim
National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, who
described the decision of the Mai Mala Buni-led National Caretaker Committee
to embark on a fresh membership registration as an aberration.
Whiile receiving in audience members of the Governor Abubakar Bello-led APC
Membership Registration/Revalidation team at his country home in Ila, Oragun,
Osun State, he advised the committee to resist the temptation of falling for the
sit-tight syndrome which he noted usually characterized most “handpicked
authorities in most underdeveloped countries of the world.”
However, Amosun who participated in the exercise at his Itoko, Ward 6,
Abeokuta South Local Government Area, on Wednesday, accompanied by his
wife, Olufunsho and the Nigerian Ambassador to the UK, Sarafa Isola and many
of his loyalists said he had been inundated with questions on necessity of the
He said, “On the registration, people have asked me: is this thing necessary?
Yes. Like yesterday, if you have anything maybe yesterday and you want to
know where are we today, the best way of finding out is what we are doing…
unless (people) who have any other ulterior motive.
“I am sure that all of us have seen that this thing is very necessary. Needless
for me to say. Even me, the last time we did this, two of my children were not
up to 18. Today, they are 18. They will have the opportunity to register. That’s
even me. And everybody can say things like that.
“I know there is a lot of benefits and advantages we will get in doing this
He also called for calm among his supporters who alleged in some areas of the
state that they were denied participation in the exercise.