Ahead of the 2018 governorship election in Osun, Gov. Rauf Aregbesola has said that he has not endorsed anyone to succeed him.
The governor made the declaration during an all night interactive radio programme tagged: “Ogbeni Till Daybreak” on Saturday in Osogbo.
Mr. Aregbesola said it was not true that effort to choose his successor was threatening his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
He said APC in the state was as solid, strong and effective as any party could be.
“There is no aspect of our party’s organisation and management that have suffered in any form in respect of who will be my successor.
“We are united, connected and working so well for the progress of the party. We are the most cohesive political party in the state,” he said.
The governor said no opposition party in the state could withstand APC in 2018 governorship election.
“If the only opposition party we have in the state is disorganised, dismembered, then where is the fear for 2018 election?” the governor asked.
On the speculation that the governor was planning to contest for Lagos West Senatorial election in 2019, Mr. Aregbesola said there was no such dream yet.
The APC Chairman in the State, Gboyega Famodun, whom the governor also asked to speak on 2018 election in the state, said the party had not chosen anyone as its candidate.
“There is no governorship aspirant in the party as far as I know.
“The insubordination of few members of the party does not mean that the party is being threatened ahead of 2018 governorship election.
“We have a very strong structure in the state,” he said.
Mr. Famodun said there was no timetable yet from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the 2018 election in the state. (NAN)
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