Amosun denies rift with Osoba
The Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has appealed to members of the All Progressives Congress in the state, not to let his second term ambition cause crisis within the party.
He stated this at the party’s stakeholders’ forum, Tuesday, at the Hubert Ogunde Hall,June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta.
Mr. Amosun said the party must remain united in spite of any differences, adding that he would remain the last person to want the party to be divided.
“Please don’t let my second term ambition cause crisis within the party. Governor will come, governor will go. There have been governors before me and there will be governors after me. It’s only God who knows best,” he said.
The governor pointed out that APC was not his personal property or of any other individual, rather it belonged to all its members hence the need for all to team up as one family as elections drew nearer.
“This party must be one and we are one. Don’t join issues with anybody and don’t hit a man that is down already. I will be the last person that will want us to have disunity. It is not Amosun’s party, it is for all of us. People have been governor before I was born, governor will go and governor will come.”
He asked his supporters to avoid clashes with any group or individual in the interest of the state, stressing that he would not encourage violence. He said that APC was like a baby that needed care and must not be allowed to die.
Mr. Amosun denied rumours of discord between him and a former governor of the state, Olusegun Osoba, insisting that Mr. Osoba, who is also an APC chieftain, remained his political boss and leader.
He told party members to start preparing for registration and congress across the state and also to wait for directives from the party’s national headquarters..
He pointed out that politics was a game of numbers and urged his supporters to always pacify any aggrieved member of the party.
“Everybody will have their say but majority will have their way,” he said.