Amosun is Obasanjo’s stooge — Osoba

Olusegun Osoba

Ogun State former Governor, Segun Osoba, on Tuesday said the incumbent Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, is a stooge of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Mr. Osoba who is also a national leader of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, spoke at a meeting with a cross section of traditional chiefs, Baales and Olorituns in Ago-Iwoye, Ijebu North Local Government Area of the state.

He said most supporters of Mr. Amosun are loyalists of the ex-president.

Speaking at the inauguration of some projects initiated by Gbenga Kaka, the Senator representing Ogun East, Mr. Osoba alleged that Mr. Amosun is a sectional governor, who concentrated his projects in Abeokuta and its environs to the detriment of other towns in the state.

The two time ex-governor also decried the “injustice” allegedly meted out to the Deputy Governor of the State, Segun Adesegun, by the Governor.

He pointed out that the shabby treatment of the deputy governor was a slap to the people of Ijebuland, which he said Mr. Adesegun represented.

“We gave Adesegun as Amosun’s deputy because of his experience as commissioner for works. We had expected that the governor would tap from Adesegun’s wealth of experience in governance but the governor chose otherwise and started constructing bridges where there is no water.

“Amosun really dealt with Adesegun; he maltreated him. Ijebu people should not see the insult meted out to Adesegun as that of Adesegun alone. They should see it as a collective insult. Therefore, it is time for Ijebu people to fight back with their votes. I’m begging you to stop the maltreatment of the Ijebus with your votes.

“It is time to defend yourselves. This is not 1999 election when you voted for your kinsman, Jubril Martins-Kuye, against me. You must show Amosun with your votes come February 28, 2015. All of you must come out en masse and pay Amosun back,” Mr. Osoba said.

Mr. Osoba also accused the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, of planning to mop up Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, ahead of the elections, urging the voters to beware and resist any form of inducement.

The projects initiator, Mr. Kaka, who named one of the projects after Mr. Osoba, said the gesture was in recognition of the ex-governor’s contributions to the state.

He appealed to the people to vote in SDP in the February general elections, stressing that it remained the only progressive party in the country.


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  • Ajayi Ifayemi

    I beg, Elder Osoba, leave Ijebus out of your problems with Amosun. Amosun is doing a great job developing all of Ogun State. By the way, have you not also dealt with Adesegun already? After touting him as the governorship candidate of SDP, you later bargained him away for Kaka. In fact I think the man Adesegun is a disgrace to Ijebu people to have accepted such a demeaning gesture from you..

  • dave

    Now Osoba just realized that Amosu is Obasanjo’s stooge just because he lost out of the political calculation in Ogun state.The same Osoba thought he could pocket Amosu but he failed.All he want is a person that will be worshiping him but he could not get in Amosu.Amosu is a performing governor,he will win landslide in Ogun state and that will send Osoba into his final political retirement.What Osoba could not do as as a governor is what Amosu is doing and it is very clear to everyone to see.

  • yemi

    This Osoba guy is very divisive. Now he is appealing to base ethnic fault lines. Serves him right!

  • oladimeji

    This man is now talking like this,if he has done water during his tenure would he be talking of water now. Tell him he should not bring

    ethnic, division and tribalism to Ogun politics.

    • Tunsj

      He is acting like a 2-year- old.

  • pheliciti

    Its always about Osoba and his family alone. Was it not the same Osoba that told Abiola’s son to step down for his son in the primaries for a legislative seat? Excuse was that he (Osoba) suffered for democracy! Amosun is now Obj’s stooge because he refused to be a stooge to Osoba? Shame. With the way Obj tricked Osoba out of office, Amosun is better off being Obj’s stooge, if at all!

  • Dele Odugbemi

    Segun Osoba is a disgrace to Egba people and he will be disgraced with his YEYE SDP party on Feb 28, when the good people of Ogun state will return him as governor for second term.

  • Eze1

    The Man wants to chop but he was denied chop chop….