APM sponsor, Ibikunle Amosun, flags off senatorial campaign on APC platform

Ibikunle Amosun

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State on Thursday flagged off his campaign for the Ogun Central Senatorial District on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Mr Amosun, who is sponsoring the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) governorship candidate in the state, Adekunle Akinlade, promised to create a synergy between the state and Federal Government if elected.

Amosun also used the flag-off ceremony held at the Panseke Ground, Abeokuta to campaign for the second term of President Muhammadu Buhari, who he said was poised to re-position Nigeria for greatness.

President Buhari is seeking re-election on the APC platform.

The governor said his loyalists, who recently joined the APM were frustrated out of the APC.

He said the likes of Akinlade who could not secure the APC governorship ticket were “wronged” by the national leadership of the ruling party, which necessitated their defection.

Amosun called the defection to APM, which he described as a child of necessity, as a good omen for Buhari and himself, who he said the party has adopted as presidential and Ogun Central senatorial candidates respectively.

“I am a member of APC but clearly, I told you before that some of our people felt that they have not been treated fairly. There is a form of injustice, which all of you are aware of. For me, this is not what we prayed for. If anybody has told me that it is going to be like this, I will say no but clearly, God will show His way at any time to we ordinary mortals.

“It is a win-win scenario. Now, we’ve ensured that President Muhammadu Buhari will still win, and in Ogun State, APC will still win directly or indirectly and you understand what I mean,” he said.

Amosun had earlier visited the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, before leading his supporters to the campaign flag-off.