The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has once more said that Adekunle Akinlade of the Allied Peoples Motion (APM) will win this 12 months’s governorship election within the state.
Amosun additionally suggested the federal authorities towards deploying troopers to the state for the polls, whilst he assured that the elections could be freed from violence within the state.
He said this Monday evening on the New Yr cross-over fanfare held at Oke-Ilewo in Abeokuta.
The governor, who was re-elected in 2015 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and is operating for the Senate on the get together’s platform, is backing Mr Akinlade who moved to the APM after shedding the APC ticket to Dapo Abiodun.
In response to Premium Occasions, the ruling get together’s candidate, Abiodun, is at the moment enmeshed in a certificates forgery scandal after being uncovered for not taking part within the obligatory one-year nationwide youth service for Nigerians who get hold of a primary diploma or its equal earlier than the age of 30 years.
Amosun boasted that his protege, Akinlade, will beat Abiodun and different contestants and emerge as the subsequent governor to take over from him in Could.
The outgoing governor referred to as on the individuals of the state to make peace their watchword because the elections method. “Allow us to show to the world that Ogun State is understood for peace and a state which has produced numerous eminent personalities within the nation,” Amosun mentioned.
“Allow us to inform them that we don’t want the service of the navy and police for the conduct of election as a result of we’re going to comport ourselves as peaceable individuals. And for the youth, don’t permit your self for use as political thugs. Anyone who approaches for such, inform them to carry out their kids to affix within the thuggery.”
As he prepares to go away workplace, Amosun thanked the individuals of the state for his or her contributions to the success of his administration, noting that the crossover ceremony might be his final as their governor.
He expressed optimism that the subsequent version of the occasion might be carried out by Akinlade, and he could be invited as a former governor of the state.
Amosun mentioned he has accomplished his bit in including worth to governance, noting that the assist he received from people and our bodies contributed to his achievements in workplace.
The crossover ceremony attracted numerous fun-seekers who have been entertained by varied artistes and musicians. Conventional rulers led by Alake and paramount ruler of Egbaland additionally graced the event.
Different notable personalities on the occasion embrace Sarafa Ishola, a former Minister and Director-Common, Akinlade Marketing campaign organisation; Olufunsho Amosun, spouse of the governor; Olanrewaju Bisiriyu, the Head of Service; Akinlade and Suraj Adekunbi, Speaker of Ogun State Home of Meeting.
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