Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun says he’ll stay within the All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest the senatorial election in 2019 whereas making certain the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He, nevertheless, stated aggrieved social gathering members who defected to the Allied People’s Movement (APM) have his blessings.
Amosun spoke on Monday in Abeokuta at a stakeholders assembly of the APC which was attended by his most popular governorship candidate and the flagbearer of APM, Adekunle Akinlade.
The governor ’s declaration got here as 26 aggrieved candidates of the APC loyal to the governor introduced their defection to the APM. Amosun stated he had tried his finest to cease the defection of Akinlade and different aggrieved candidates.
He vowed to make use of every thing inside his capability to make sure the success of Akinlade and different aggrieved members of their new social gathering.
Amosun additionally stated that he wouldn’t help the governorship candidate of the APC, Dapo Abiodun.
“When these folks got here, they instructed me they’re leaving the APC, I stated ‘no’ however I couldn’t cease them. In reality, Akinlade has my full help.
”I’m not going to cease him, every thing I’ve, I’ll use to help him, allow them to attempt no matter they wish to attempt, we even have our methods and I’m not going to cover behind one finger.
“I stay in APC as a result of that’s what these folks need, they need us to go away APC however they’re joking.
“I’ll keep in APC to make sure that Buhari wins in Ogun State and to allow them to know that they’ll’t subvert the desire of the state.
“Every day, I’ll marketing campaign for President Muhammadu Buhari, we are going to do every thing potential to make sure Buhari wins massively in Ogun, however they need to not miss it.
“I, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, will not support anyone they are bringing,” he stated.
Amosun, who vowed to withstand rigging within the state, additionally pledged to verify violence within the electoral course of.