Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun has vowed to work against the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Ogun State, ahead of the 2019 Governorship election.
Amosun, who is at loggerheads with certain chieftains in the party said he has given his blessings to some prospective, and current lawmakers who defected to the Allied People’s Movement(APM).
He said he will give his unflinching support to Adekunle Akinlade in the APM as he vied to become the state’s governor after defecting from the APC.
Amosun Vs Olusegun Osoba And Bola Tinubu
The former lawmaker, who is vying to become a lawmaker again under the flagship of the APC believes former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, and Bola Tinubu are the brains behind the APC’s insistence on the candidacy of Dapo Abiodun.
He held several meetings with President Muhammadu Buhari, as he tried to convince him to impact on the party’s decision, in order for Akinladee to be fielded as the party’s candidate.
In several media outbursts, Amosun said Tinubu, and Osoba have intentionally kept quiet about political developments in the state despite being allegedly involved.
“The President already knows there was no election in Ogun State. He knows that they just went to Lagos, write all results, and that what they did is a fraud. If the National Working Committee or the National Chairman said there was any election in Ogun State, It was all fraud. That is what I said.
“Mr President already knows, there was no election in Ogun State, other than the one we held. The issue of Chief Osoba and Asiwaju and co, what we said was that there was a deafening silence from their end and silence means consent. You can record me and publish it out in your newspapers.
“We have not heard one word from any of them. Was there any election in Ogun State? Yes or No? They should come out and those that are hiding behind one finger, they cannot come out? People at this level should be courageous enough to take position, to come out , to come and tell us whether there was an election,” Amosun said in October.
Amosun Vs Dapo Abiodun
The Ogun State Governor’s insistence on fielding Akinlade as his successor was met with criticisms by Dapo Abiodun, candidate of the APC, who claimed to have sponsored the reelection of Amosun with $1million.
In a video that has since gone viral, Abiodun told his supporters in a meeting that Amosun was expected to show more support to him, and expressed surprise at his decision not to be in tandem with his ambition.
Where Did Amosun Declare His Non-Support?
Amosun made the declaration when addressing the defectors, as he insisted he’s still a full fledged member of the APC, and still defiantly supports Buhari but doesn’t want to associate with the party in the state.
I Can Not Hide Behind One Finger – Amosun
Amosun, in his address said he is ready to work against the party’s victory in the governorship election in state.
He said; “When these people came, they told me they are leaving the APC, I said ‘no’ but I couldn’t stop them. In fact, Akinlade has my full support.
” I am not going to stop him, everything I have, I will use to support him. Let them try whatever they want to try, we also have our strategies and I am not going to hide behind one finger,”
“I remain in APC because that’s what those people want, they want us to leave APC but they are joking.
“ I will stay in APC to ensure that Buhari wins in Ogun State and to let them know that they can’t subvert the will of the state.
“Every day, I will campaign for President Muhammdu Buhari, we will do everything possible to ensure Buhari wins massively in Ogun, but they should not miss it.
“I, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, will not support anyone they are bringing.”