A factional chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ogun State, Gbenga Obadara has described the State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, as a pathological pretender.
Mr. Obadara, a serving Senator in the National Assembly stated this on Wednesday while featuring on a live programme on Rockcity F.M Radio Station in Abeokuta.
The federal lawmaker, who belongs to former Governor Olusegun Osoba’s faction of the party known as Matagbamole, criticised Mr. Amosun for calling on the people of the state to help plead with Mr. Osoba over the political differences that has split the party.
Mr. Obadara said Mr. Amosun’s appeal was not genuine but pretence; hence, there was no reason why Mr. Osoba should forgive the governor.
Mr. Amosun while featuring as a guest on the same radio programme had denied being in competition with the governor and pleaded for Mr. Osoba’s forgiveness.
“For me, it takes two to tango, even if you want to resolve something, the two have parties to agree. I don’t want to discuss this. What I know is that Chief Osoba is my leader –our leader – and he will be our leader. So, on this APC matter, I’ll continue to appeal to the people. Nobody benefits from an environment of discord. So, I will continue to appeal, that is what I am doing. I will continue to appeal to all our elders because I feel so depressed,” Mr. Amosun said.
Mr. Obadara, while dismissing the appeal for reconciliation, said Mr. Amosun in his action had never shown sincere repentance but had polarised the party and that was why his apology should not be accepted.
He accused the governor of not being a team player.
“The party is lopsided. Our people paid for the congresses but they were side-lined. When we complained to the national leadership of the party, they did nothing. In a state where five to six local governments do not have commissioners, the governor does not have good advisers,” he pointed out.
“Our leader, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, was humiliated, he was abused, his house was defaced. The governor did not say anything about it. He neither phoned the leader nor went to his house since he became governor. The governor had said, all the National Assembly members in the state are inconsequential, we don’t have electoral values.
“He is not a team player; his commissioners cannot talk to us. They would be afraid that the governor would find out they are talking to us. Some of his loyalists said they will kill us. And when we told him what his people told us, he said he did not send anybody. Except justice is done, if we did not get the required justice, definitely, we will take our fate in our hands.”