Monday, March 4, 2019

APC Loss: Presidency Launches Probe In Oyo, Ondo

Indications emerged that the presidency may have launched a probe into the loss by the All Progressives Congress, APC of Oyo and Ondo States in penultimate saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.

This is coming after the party’s National Working Committee NWC said that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State would be queried for alleged anti party activity given the ill-fortune of the party at the polls.

The party’s NWC has since suspended governors lbikunle Amosun and Rochas Okorocha of Ogun and Imo States.

In Ondo State, the Peoples Democratic Party candidate Atiku Abubakar won with a margin of 34,132 votes while he won with 1,461 difference in Oyo State.

President Buhari won in the four other Southwest states of Ogun, Lagos, Ekiti, and Osun. A source in the Presidency confided in Vanguard that the president was “particularly piqued by the outcome of the election in the two states, especially Ondo state where the governor had assured him that all was well.

He said the circumstances leading to the ‘below the belt performance’ would be investigated.