Ogun state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun on Friday, December 22, dared Comrade Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over dissolution of the Derin Adebiyi-led state executive, saying the party leaders would complete their four-year tenure of office. Amosun stated this as he received a letter endorsing President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the presidential candidate from the Allied People’s Movement (APM) for the 2019 presidential polls, The Nation reports.
Reliable source gathered that Amosun who took delivery of the endorsement letter from the governorship candidate of APM, Abdulkabir Adekunle Akinlade, declared that the elected executive of the APC led by Chief Derin Adebiyi would serve its four-year term fully.
Amosun also added that he and his loyalists “only fear God and Buhari,” warning those he said were seeking a state to destroy the duo should count Ogun out of it, adding: “We are ready for them.”
The National Working Committee (NWC) led by Adams Oshiomhole had last Wednesday dissolved the APC executives in Ogun and Imo states, but Adebiyi has since dismissed the dissolution as an exercise in “futility.” Amosun assured that the state belongs to President Buhari and that the people would vote massively for him come February 2019. He also hinted that he would soon flag off his senatorial campaign for the Ogun Central senatorial seat. Amosun said: “You know me by now. For me, I fear God and I respect people. So, it won’t be because we are afraid or we don’t want to talk. “Where we are now, what we should concentrate in doing is to let them know that here in Ogun State, this is the home of President Buhari and we must vote massively for him. “This is the home of APC. We must let them know that come February 16, 2019, by the benevolence of the Almighty Lord. We are human. We are no God, and that is why we are telling them that in this coming election, in this Ogun State, it is whoever all of you (people) decide to back that will win the election. “So, the best way to answer them is through our action. And what is the action? We will use our votes to let them know who owns this Ogun State. So, if they are looking for states to destroy them, they should not think of Ogun State. We are ready for them.
“We don’t fear them. All of them put together, we don’t fear anybody. We fear God and we fear President Muhammadu Buhari. “We have decided to let them be for the sake of President Buhari. If not for the President, we know what to do. Just ignore them. Don’t engage them for anything. Let us be focussed and redouble our efforts so that in the coming election, we are going to answer them with our votes.
“I want to assure you that this executive that God has used you to put together, the executive will be there for the next four years. They will serve their term.”
Amosun, who is the party’s candidate for the Ogun central senatorial district, reportedly made the statement on Monday, December 3, when addressing his supporters in Abeokuta, the state capital. The outgoing governor however, stated that he would remain in the APC to contest the senatorial seat and ensure the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.