Governor of Ogun state, Ibikunle Amosun, has stated that he is throwing his weight behind his preferred candidate, Abdulkabir Adekunle Akinlade to be the next governor of the state.
Akinlade is Amosun’s preferred candidate of the the All progressives Congress (APC) for the 2019 governorship election in Ogun as opposed to Dapo Abiodun who is recognized by the APC National Working Committee (NWC) as the party’s candidate for the election.
Amosun revealed that though he has been under serious pressure to leave the APC , he would not leave but instead work for Buhari’s re-election and Akinlade’s emergence as next governor of Ogun
The governor made this known in a statement released by the state commissioner for information Adedayo Adeneye.
“For the avoidance of doubt, I remain committed to our great party, APC, and I stand with and for our leader, President Muhammadu Buhari,” he was quoted as saying.
“I am in no doubt that come May 29, 2019, the Almighty God will make Mr President triumph and ensure that I hand over the reins of governance of our great state to the popular choice of the majority of our people, Abdulkabir Adekunle Akinlade.
“I restate my unwavering commitment and total support for the mandate freely and expressly given to Abdulkabir Adekunle Akinlade.”