February 20, 2011

Group defends Daniel’s absence at Jonathan’s S/W rally

By Yemie  Adeoye
MKO Abiola Resurgence Group is defending Ogun State Governor Gbenga  Daniel’s absence at the launch of the South-West campaign of President Goodluck Jonathan on the grounds of the unfair treatment of the governor on the state PDP crisis.

The Ogun PDP crisis has pitted Daniel against former President Olusegun Obasanjo both of whom lead separate factions of the party in the state, with  different  primaries and candidates lists for the April polls.

Deputy national coordinator of MKO Abiola Resurgence Group,  Oyewole Osinaike, who spoke to Sunday Vanguard in Abeokuta, last  week, stated: “My group was one of the groups that went  to the governor’s house.

‘’We had  mobilised people and Mr. Governor was about to go and we said no. You can’t go to that southwest rally of Mr. President under no circumstance because you are not being respected. Not only that, equity is not being respected, justice and fairness is not being respected as well.

Because what we came to understand is that  this  faction of  OGD, the national headquarters came around to supervise the primaries, under the leadership of Colonel Mumini Aminu who was there and raised up the hand of  Gboyega Isiaka.  That of General Olurin was held in Obasanjo’s library.

‘’How  can you hold a primary in the library of a man that is interested and this other one is held at the MKO Abiola Stadium? Who out of the national executives was there to supervise it? Was INEC there?

‘’We all know that Gboyega Nasiru Isiaka’s was supervised by INEC, police; that is why we are standing for equity in this country. We must forget about this kabiyesi syndrome in politics.’’