Ogun governor, Amosun, denies acquiring private jet; accuses PDP of ‘blackmail’

Governor Ibikunle Amosun
Governor Ibikunle Amosun

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on Thursday night denied acquiring a multi-billion private jet.

The governor said the “unfounded rumour” was sponsored by the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party.

He made the denial while featuring as a guest of a live radio programme on Thursday night on Rockcity F.M, Station, Abeokuta.

Mr. Amosun said the concocted and fabricated story was the brainchild of blackmailers.

A photograph of Mr. Amosun sitting comfortably in the private jet recently went viral on social media where he was deemed the owner of the billion naira aircraft.

Mr. Amosun alleged that the picture was edited to portray him as the owner of the jet.

“Let me say this clearly, I didn’t buy any private jet nor acquire any aircraft,” Mr. Amosun said. “If you carefully study the photograph, you will notice that it was photoshopped. They perfectly and criminally put my head on the body of another person.

“If truly the private jet is my own, I will come out to confirm this. I don’t know what level our politics is descending to with the blackmail of the opposition. I was not a pauper before becoming a governor. I’m not a frivolous person. Security operatives can investigate.”

The governor boasted that despite all blackmail, God has approved his re-election.

He said the victory of the President-elect, Muhammed Buhari, was a signal to his own re-election, as they are in the same party, All Progressives Congress.

He said the victory of Buhari would serve as added advantage for Ogun State,explaining that, for All Progressives Congress,APC, to be at control of the country, it would be easier for the ruling APC at state level to benefit immensely.

Amosun,however, he would not lose focus over the antics of opposition,saying the oppositions are jealous of his administration performances, which he would improve upon if elected at the next poll.

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility


Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: New Discovery! Click Here To See A Miracle Device That Can Cure DIABETES, BLOOD PRESSURE, STROKE, ARTHRITIS, PAINS, OBESITY And 50 Other CHRONIC DISEASES Without Drugs Or Herbs.. Click Here Now To See It

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.