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2019: Amosun vows to install Akinlade as successor in Ogun

Amosun with Buhari and some Ogun leaders
By Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta

Ogun state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun on Monday vowed to make his anointed candidate, Abdul Kabir Akinlade his successor, disclosing that he would use everything he has to make the dream a reality.

He also declared his unalloyed support towards working for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming presidential election in 2019.

It would be recalled that Akinlade left the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Allied People’s Movement (APM) after he was denied the governorship ticket.

The Governor made the declaration in Abeokuta, the State capital while addressing hundreds of his loyalists and supporters in Abeokuta, the capital on preparation towards next year’s election.

Amosun, who blew hot over the manner at which the national leadership of APC handled the disagreement generated by the outcome of the party primaries, explained that his anointed man, Akinlade had all his “blessings to pursue the mandate freely given to him” by the people of Ogun state on any platform of his choice.

The Governor said he and his loyalists were ready to work for no other governorship candidate in the state other than Akinlade.

 Amosun appealed to his loyalists to only cast their votes for Buhari “in other to be part of the South West history that enthrones Buhari for a second term of office.

Meanwhile, all the 26 house of assembly candidates loyal to Governor Ibikunle Amosun left APC for Allied People’s Movement (APM).

The 26 candidates were elected on October 7th in a primaries conducted by the APC loyal to Amosun.
They made their move known at a Press conference held at the MTR hall, Housing Ibara, Abeokuta, the state capital.
Speaking on behalf of the defectors, Hon. Lamidi Musefiu Olatunji  disclosed that they left APC in order to pursue the mandate given to them by the people in APM.
The former Ado Odo Ota local council Chairman, said they are moving out not to vote out President Muhammadu Buhari but to actualise their political dreams.
He said they would work for the reelection of Buhari, assuring that they would mobilise massively for him and deliver the state for him.
Olatunji said that they would ensure that the anointed Governorship candidate of Amosun, Hon. Abdul Kabir Akinlade emerged victorious in the coming election.
He commended Amosun for his spirited efforts in ensuring that their mandate were restored.