Ogun State Governor-Sen. Ibikunle Amosun has reiterated that his anointed governorship candidate, Hon. Adekunle Akinlade will take over the mantle of leadership from him at the end of his tenure on May 29, 2019.
He gave this assertion while fielding questions from a live interview programme conducted by Channels Television.
Amosun maintained that the primary election conducted by the party in the State which produced Akinlade would stand, as against the announcement of an eight-man electoral committee, last Wednesday, that pronounced Prince Dapo Abiodun as the governorship flagbearer of the party in the State.
Recalls that the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress had officially announced Abiodun as the winner of the primary election.
The Governor, however, said that Abiodun’s candidature would not stand, promising to stand for fairness, justice and equity in ensuring that the mandate freely given to Akinlade by party faithful is not ‘stolen’.
He submitted that party members in the State are not fools and therefore could not be taken for granted by the shenanigans of any group of people.
Amosun said those opposing his moves within the party, had told President Muhammadu Buhari, unpleasant stories about him to favour their steps as regards the primary election.
“We are waiting for them to come and tell the world that there was no election. They cannot come out because they know they have failed. That is why we are beaming the Senatorial and House of Assembly primaries live on three different television stations.
“They have told Mr. President all manners of stories, that Amosun has done this or that. Amosun will stand for justice, fairness and the truth.
“That is why in Ogun State come May 29, 2019, to the glory of God and the benevolence of Almighty God, Hon. Adekunle Akinlade will be the Governor of the State.
I have told them, if anybody wants to engage in a political fight, they should wait for the second term. Nobody should push us. We are not fools,” he added.
He expressed satisfaction on the peaceful manner in which members of the party conducted themselves during the Senatorial and House of Assembly primary elections across the state.