The much touted ‘mega rally’ planned by the faction loyal to Mr. Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, national chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, to receive Mr. Osagie Ize-Iyamu who is defecting back from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will not hold as scheduled on Friday 13, 2019.
Several reasons are responsible for the change of plan. A confident source told Midwest Herald that the protest by APC members against the pro Oshiomhole rally is majorly responsible.
The source explained that: “…the report from all the security agencies points to the fear of major fracas that may happen and heighten the already tensed insecurity brought about by the contestation between cult groups.”
However, Midwest Herald can authoritatively report that, the security challenge may just be a face saving excuse for the APC National Chairman who has been battling and begging some of the governors and ministers to attend the rally without success.
Some of the governors who spoke to our correspondence, explained that, it is customary for the state governor to receive them and not otherwise. “…doing otherwise, will amount to invasion of the state which is against protocol and will amount to support for anarchy.”
The refusal to grant the request for use of Garrick Memorial School ground by the management of the institution, added to the woes of the planners – as it seems their option was narrow and limited.
As at press time, the Inspector General of Nigerian Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar Adamu has written to hurriedly withdraw his earlier approval granted to Oshiomhole for the rally.
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