Sagay states position on planned expulsion of Okorocha, Amosun from APC

Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), said he was not in support of further disciplinary actions against governors Rochas Okorocha and Ibikunle Amosun provided they show remorse for their actions.

Recall that the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), led by Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the party’s National Chairman, had last month suspended the duo and recommended their expulsion from the APC to the NEC, which is the highest decision-making organ of the party.

The duo fell out with the leadership of the APC after failing to secure the gubernatorial tickets of the ruling party for their preferred candidates.

While Okorocha threw his weight behind Uche Nwosu, his son-in-law, Amosun rallied round Adekunle Akinlade, a serving member of the House of Representatives.

Shortly after the primaries of the APC, Nwosu and Akinlade defected to other parties where they emerged gubernatorial candidates.

However, Sagay said Governor Amosun should be expelled if his candidate, Akinlade, drags the winner of the election in Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, to the tribunal.

“I don’t think they should be expelled from the party. I think the suspension is enough, provided they express regrets for all they have done and promise not to behave like that again.

“However, in the case of Ogun State, Governor Amosun must ensure that the man whom he sponsored, Adekunle Akinlade, must not challenge the outcome of the election won by Dapo Abiodun, the APC candidate.

“If he goes ahead and challenges the result by going to the tribunal, then Amosun should be expelled. That, to me, is going too far,” Sagay told Daily Independent.

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