Some aggrieved chairmen of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun said the party may lose the state in 2019 elections if the rancour in the chapter was not addressed.
Ayo Banjo, Chairman of the party in Odogbolu Local Government Area, made this known while speaking with newsmen after a closed-door meeting with the party`s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, on Tuesday in Abuja.
Banjo, who led seven other local governments’ chairmen of the party to the National Secretariat, said that the face-off between the state’s executive and the state governor had assumed disturbing proportion.
He said that they needed to interface with the party’s leadership and brief it on happenings in Ogun because of their commitment and loyalty to it.
He disclosed that issues discussed with the national chairman concerned the party and its chances of winning future elections.
The chairman added that if appropriate steps were not taken to address the issues, particularly the rancour between the party executive in the state and the governor, APC may lose the 2019 polls.
He said that there had not been any party executive meeting in the state since the 2015 general elections, adding that all they had was governor`s briefing for selected party members.
He alleged that some party chairmen had been relieved of their positions unceremoniously by the governor while some had been harassed and beaten severally.
Banjo also alleged that buses allocated to local government chairmen of the party in the state had been retrieved by the governor, adding that most party members were now being lured with money to other parties.
“Local government chairmen are harassing party chairmen and nothing is being done even when the governor is aware,’’ he said.
This, he explained, was contrary to the party`s Constitution and a development that should be addressed immediately if the party must win future elections in the state.
He, however, said that the national chairman assured that their allegations would be looked into and addressed appropriately.