Governor Ibikunle Amosun has accused the ruling party of planning to rig the governorship election in the state.
The governor who is contesting a senatorial seat under the party, however said any plot to rig the election will be resisted.
Amosun revealed that there is a grand plan by his party, the All
Progressive Congress (APC), to rig the forthcoming gubernatorial
election in the state, warning that such plot will fail.
this in reaction to the position he took by fielding his preferred
candidate, Hon. Adekunle Akinlade on the platform of a different
political party, the Allied People’s Movement (APM) in protest against
his own party, the APC which he accused of rigging the gubernatorial
The development has pitched the governor
against the national leadership of the APC, although he is running for
the senatorial seat in the same party.
Speaking on Monday,
January 27 at the church service held on the occasion marking the 60th
birthday anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Michael Olusina Fape, the
Archbishop of Lagos Ecclesiastical Province, the governor declared that
he has taken a position on his preferred candidate and he is still
standing on the decision.
“Let us drum it into the ears of
everybody that in this government, nobody should give the idea of coming
to rig. No, it will not happen,” he said.
position about his support for a governorship candidate of a different
political party, Governor Amosun said it was a collective decision
reached by the APC about two years ago which he said was “upturned by
some people overnight.”
He continued: “I have taken a position
and I stand by it. It is only a coward who would not take a position at a
“They just came from nowhere to upturn what we
agreed on about two years ago that it was the turn of Ogun west which
had not produced a governor in the forty three years of existence of the
state. It will not work.”
Governor Amosun recently said he would
not rule himself out from vying for the office of the Senate President
if the opportunity presents itself in the nearest future.
made the comment while interacting with his constituents in Ewekoro
local government area of the state as he seeks to represent them in the
upper chamber in the 2019 general elections.
The governor stated that he might be disposed to seeking the Senate presidency whenever the slot is zoned to the southwest.