The governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in the 2019 election in Ogun State, Adekunle Akinlade, has once again resigned his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Akinlade, who was former Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s anointed candidate, had a fierce battle with Governor Dapo Abiodun in the 2019 election.
He lost the APC governorship ticket to Abiodun and dumped the party for APM where he contested the election.
He returned to the ruling APC in 2020, after the Supreme Court affirmed Abiodun’s election.
The former House Representatives member, popularly known as Triple A, contested the APC’s governorship primary held in May and lost to Abiodun for the second time.
He expressed lack of confidence in the governorship primary committee led by Chief Wale Ohu.
In a letter addressed to the state chairman of party, Yemi Sanusi, on Thursday, Akinlade hinged his resignation on the failure of the national leadership of the party to intervene in the internal crisis rocking APC in the state.
He said he could not “in good conscience continue to participate in a process that is characterised by injustice.”
“As a principled and forthright individual, I cannot in good conscience continue to participate in a process that is devoid of justice,” he said.
Akinlade, however, was silent on the party he would be joining.