There are indications on Friday that some aides of the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, and members of the All Progressives Congress, have been registered as National Assembly candidates of the Democratic People ’ s Party for the 2019 general elections.
This development might have confirmed the growing speculations that the governor has an alternative plan having been dissatisfied with the outcome of the governorship and legislative primaries of the APC in the state.
Those whose names appeared on the DPP list as pasted by the Independent National Electoral Commission were until Friday members of the ruling APC.
On the list as candidates for three senatorial seats in the state were the sitting state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye (Ogun East); a Senior Special Assistant to Amosun , Alhaji Bola Adeyemi (Ogun Central) and another Senior Special Assistant on Energy , Chief Taiwo Fagbemi , as the senatorial candidate for Ogun West .
Whereas the names of Amosun, his Chief of Staff, Tolu Odebiyi and his ally, Senator Lekan Mustapha were listed and pasted as senatorial candidates of the APC for Ogun Central, West and East seats in the National Assembly respectively on the provisional list released by INEC on Thursday.
Our correspondent gathered that the names of the APC executive members and political appointees “ planted” in the DPP would be substituted with all the names of the consensus candidates of the APC on or before the December 1 deadline for withdrawal and final substitution of candidates.