Loyalists of Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Friday, took over the control of the state secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abeokuta. The secretariat, situated at Iyana Mortuary, Abeokuta, was until the incident occupied by a faction of the party loyal to the immediate past governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun. The faction, headed by Chief Derin Adebiyi, was dissolved by the APC National Working Committee (NWC) which immediately put in place a caretaker committee led by Chief Yemi Sanusi.
At 10am yesterday, Sanusi led some APC chieftains and government functionaries to the party secretariat accompanied by armed policemen. Addressing reporters, the caretaker chairman stated that the party chieftains were at the secretariat to assess the condition of its facilities as the party was set to start work immediately. He justified the action of the committee, saying the party is expected to swing into action now that the election was over and new government already in place. Sanusi assured that the secretariat will be given a befitting facelift, in preparation for the forthcoming local government elections in the state.