…Says, My Support For Biyi Otegbeye Based On Equity, Fairness
ABEOKUTA – The Senator representing Ogun Central Senatorial District, Senator Ibikunle Amosun on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at Ake Palace Ground, Abeokuta led the flag off of the governorship candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC) Barr. Olubiyi Otegbeye and his running mate, Tunde Elias Awonuga.
While speaking at the campaign attended by hundred of thousands of ADC party members, the former governor of Ogun State said that, though, he remains a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), but he is pitching tent with the ADC because Ogun West Senatorial District where the party’s governorship candidate came from and has never produced the governor of the state since 47 years ago when the state was created.
His words, “they have always said that the Yewa people don’t have someone competent to be governor, that they are poor, that they can never be the governor of the state, but I have always said that this is sheer hypocrisy because this Ogun West is home to the Anisulowos, the Odebiyis, Dadas, Oyagbolas and many eminent Nigerians, so for the sake of equity and fairness, I have decided to go with Barr. Biyi Otegbeye, a very successful Lawyer and Insurance guru who has all it takes to continue to develop the state on the path of greatness”
Amosun also used the medium to revisit his bickering with his successor, Gov. Dapo Abiodun, saying that he has decided not to support him because the governor has failed to run his government according to 35 years economic blueprint left behind by his administration.
He disclosed further that Lagos is said to be working because those coming behind have always worked on the already designed template for governance in the state.
Amosun said for instance where it had been designed to have ten lanes the present administration had reduced to two lanes and that the governor had also allegedly refused to touch some projects because they were initiated by his administration.
The Senator equally alleged the present administration of accusing him of spending N27bn on the underutilized 15 models school, saying that his government actually spent N6.9bn on the project.
He said each of the project had cost N750M while those with two hostels were built for N850m. The former governor said, he was however surprised to learn that the governor allegedly spent N3bn to renovate one of the Model schools at Kobape which the present administration had just turned Tech Hub.
Amosun explained further that he was also surprised to hear that the governor had allegedly spent N4bn on the Model school at Ikenne-Remo which was commissioned by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo with all the facilities, wandering whatever would have warranted spending such huge amount of money on a project built with N750m.
Amosun said that he was always sad and unhappy whenever he takes stock of the performance of government of Gov Abiodun insisting that, all of these made him to throw his weight behind the gubernatorial ambition of Barr. Biyi Otegbeye because he would continue on the abandoned designed template of good governance for the state.
The former governor said Barr. Otegbeye is therefore his anointed Governorship candidate for Ogun State, urging the people to troop out enmass to vote in the Lawyer as the next governor of the state.
He however declared that in as much as he believed that it is the turn of the South to take a shot at the presidency, he and his supporters will vote for the presidential candidate of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the coming February 25, 2023 presidential election.
In his short remarks, Barr. Biyi Otegbeye, the ADC governorship candidate vowed to pursue programmes and policies that would make the state continue on the path of greatness and economic prosperity.