The immediate past governor of Ogun state and senator representing Ogun Central under the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, has accused the incumbent governor, Dapo Abiodun of derailing from the development agenda of the state.
Amosun stated this when he joined the African Democratic Congress (ADC) campaign flag off at the Arcade ground of the Ake palace in Abeokuta, Wednesday.
Amosun had pitched his tent with the governorship candidate of ADC, Barr. Biyi Otegbeye against his party’s flag bearer and incumbent, Dapo Abiodun, who according to him was rigged into power in 2019 against his preferred candidate.
The former governor, who was also visibly absent at the APC presidential campaign in the state last Wednesday, arrived at about 1:55pm on foot and was greeted with great admiration from his supporters.
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship campaign train which was slated for Ado-Odo Ota local government same day was ignored by the former governor, like the other campaigns of the party in the state.
Addressing the party faithful, Amosun said, “I believe strongly that presidency should come to the South, that is why I am supporting Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. All the Amosun political family is supporting Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“There are two reasons I am doing what I am doing today, the first is since the creation of Ogun state, nobody from Ogun West has been governor. Some characters are saying they don’t have good people but I know they have, this is one of them, Otegbeye. Ogun West is home of important and well meaning people in the country they are tested and trusted.
“Secondly, we have set a path for development in Ogun state and we must not allow it to be derailed. I feel sad when I see what is going on in the last four years. We must be ready to fight it.
“I have said it already, I am in APC but that program that was set should have been followed but now look at what is happening to your state. Before I left we put Ogun state on the path of greatness with the support of God. I did everything humanly possible to make things work well but today we can’t see anything.
“I am APC but for the governorship election in the state, I am going to work, i am already work with Barrister Biyi Otegbeye and his deputy,” he stressed.
Speaking after his endorsement, the governorship candidate, Barr Biyi Otegbeye maintained that his emergence is to continue with the giant strides of the former governor, saying that his focus will be on the economy of the state.
He however berated the incumbent governor monetary policy tagged “Oko Owo Dapo,” saying that such does not lift the citizens out of poverty, but into debts.