The governorship tussle in Ogun State, yesterday, assumed a brand new twist as Governor Ibikunle Amosun led the candidate of the Allied Peoples Motion (APM), Abdulkabir Adekunle Akinlade, to fulfill with President Muhammadu Buhari on the Villa.
The assembly was held 10 days after a former governor of the state, Segun Osoba, took the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dapo Abiodun, to the president.
Akinlade who couldn’t get the APC ticket to vie for the governorship in Ogun State had moved to APM and have become its flag bearer.
Talking after the assembly yesterday, Amosun stated they had been completely dedicated to the second time period bid of President Buhari.
“For us in Ogun State, you’re conscious that our occasion, the APM adopted him (Buhari) as our presidential candidate. So, what we simply tried to do as we speak is to reassure him that what we’ve performed nonetheless stands and we’re working very laborious to ensure that he wins in Ogun State,” Amosun stated.
“And what we’re taking away is to inform our those who he (Buhari) is doing very effectively and by God’s grace, come February 16, we’ll vote and he’ll win that election Insha Allah, “ he added.
In the meantime, President Buhari has stated he won’t decline courtesy name from opposition candidates.
A press release by his Senior Particular Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu stated, “Following repeated media enquiries on the matter, the Presidency needs to state in clear and unmistakable phrases that as a celebration chief and a candidate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress within the coming elections, President Buhari will marketing campaign for the occasion and all its candidates.
“This nonetheless doesn’t imply that he, because the nation’s chief, will decline courtesy calls or gives of help from residents together with candidates flying the flags of different events.
“There isn’t any doubt that the President has no competitors right here when it comes to recognition within the coming elections. However the extra help he will get, the broader the margin of victory there shall be,” the assertion stated.
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