Ogun 2023: Akinlade Campaign Bus Surfaces Days After Dumping APM For APC
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Branded campaign buses of the last governorship candidate of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) Adekunle Akinlade, who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) few days ago have surfaced in parts of Ogun State.
The vehicles have inscriptions allegedly announcing Akinlade 2023 governorship ambition.
DAMMYLINK recalls that Mr Akinlade returned to the All Progressive Congress(APC) last Monday, December 16th 2019 along side his loyalists.
One of buses was sighted in Ogun East Senatorial district, with APC logo and Akinlade’s seemingly governorship ambition and this lead to massive interest in the State on Friday.
Mr Akinlade contested the March 9, 2019 governorship election on the platform of the APM when he was unable to secure the APC gubernatorial ticket over the alleged arbitrary manner immediate Governor Ibikunle Amosun attempted to foist him on Ogun APC.
The APC – returnee, in a statement by his media aide, Alao Azeez Adelani, in Abeokuta said the insinuation was malicious.
He stated: “Our attention has been drawn to a malicious information orchestrated and peddled around to mislead the general public that Allied People’s Movement (APM) buses have been rebranded to signify Hon. Adekunle Akinlade’s campaign interest for 2023 guber race.
“We wish to state unequivocally that upon Allied People’s Movement loyalists return to All Progressives Congress on Monday 23rd December, 2019, all APM properties including campaign buses are scheduled for rebrand and this will commence soon.
“We hereby implore the general public to disregard the circulated pictures of rebranded buses indicating Hon. Adekunle Akinlade’s interest in 2023 as it is designed to cause disaffection, confusions and heat up the polity.
But reacting to the rumour making the round that the rebranding of former APM Secretariat, campaign buses and other properties earlier used for electioneering in the last elections to APC emblems were meant to advance 2023 governorship race, Akinlade said the rebranding was about total loyalty to the APC and not about 2023 general elections.