Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, again, met with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
This is the fourth time Amosun would be meeting Buhari in such circumstance in a matter of just few weeks.
Accomapyning Amosun during this latest visit to Buhari, was the governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in Ogun state, Adekunle Akinlade,
As the meeting rose, State House correspondents accosted the governor, who claimed that his mission was to wish Buhari a “Happy New Year.”
He also said that he restated his support and loyalty to Buhari at the meeting.
Amosun spoke more, “It is to come and formally say Happy new year to Mr President and to reassure him of our unalloyed support.
“It is to also tell him that in the coming elections in the contest of South-West, Ogun State will not be left behind. We are going to give him massive votes that have never been seen in the history of Ogun State.
“That is what we are here to reassure him and of course you see the candidate of APM with me, yes this not the first time we have come to say hello to Mr President but this is a new year and we just think it would be appropriate, particularly we all know we are working hand in hand with Mr President to make sure that he wins the state.
“As I said the last time I was here that we are not God but I know that Mr President has already won the coming election because his work speaks for him.
“Mr President doesn’t need to still run around his work is everywhere. Infrastructures are now in place and gradually Mr President is bringing back the middle class, the revolution he is bringing to bear in agriculture, all the social safety nets that he is bringing on board, N-Power, GEEP, Market Money and many others.
“People that ordinarily have been running around begging for money are now employers of labour themselves and that is the way to go if we must get it right as a nation.”
Akinlade, who was formerly of the APC but defected to APM after he lost out on the governorship ticket to Dapo Abiodun , is the preferred candidate of Amosun.
The incumbent governor has stated that whilst he will support Buhari and the APC for the presidential election, he would stick to the APM for the governorship election in the state