Ayobami Ife, Abeokuta
For openly aligning with the governorship candidate of African Democratic Congress ( ADC), Biyi Otegbeye, against his All Progressives Congress(APC) and its governorship candidate, governor Dapo Abiodun, the youths in APC have told former governor Ibikunle Amosun that he would fail again like he did in 2019.
The youths under the aegis of APC Youth League, Ogun State chapter, said they were appalled that Amosun, who is a serving Senator on the ticket of APC, could lead the ADC governorship campaign flag -off in the state and made himself an opposition to his party’s interest, maintaining that he would be defeated on March 11 like he was trounced in 2019 when he anointed Hon. Abdulkabir Akinlade of the Allied People’s Movement ( APM).
The youths who declared that they have been able to distinguish between an emperor and a leader, hence their support for Dapo Abiodun second term bid, vowed to ensure the governor’s victory on election day.
Addressing newsmen in Abeokuta, the state capital in commemoration of this year’s edition of Freedom Day, the Coordinator, Comrade Yunus Fayomi, called on the voting populace to use their Permanent Voters Cards to reject falsehood and deception of failed politicians.
Fayomi said this is the time to reward a government that has ensured even distribution of developmental and legacy projects into the nooks and crannies of the State.
“Unlike previous administration that concentrated projects in just three local government areas, there is no part of the Gateway state that has not witnessed government’s presence in the last three years despite paucity of funds at its disposal,” he said.
Fayomi also urged the youths to embrace the Presidential candidate of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu who they said meant well for them, especially through Human Capacity development which is critical to our Liberty as Youths.
He said, “It would be recalled that on this day in 2019 during the re-election Campaign rally of President Muhammadu Buhari, thugs from Opposition party who had the backing of the then Governor , Ibikunle Amosun caused rancor at the MKO Abiola Stadium Abeokuta and dealt ruthlessly with us ( APC members ) , by maiming , beating and bringing down our Billboards despite throwing stones and satchet waters at the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria. It was indeed a bad precedent that negates Omoluabi status of our dear State.
“We observed that, the senator representing Ogun central in the Red chambers, Senator Ibikunle Amosun had adopted the same phenomenon in the forthcoming election by throwing his weight behind an opposition gubernatorial candidate in the state , hence the need for this call. We are also using this medium to reiterate that as he failed in 2019, so shall he fail again in this coming election.
“The Ogun State Coordinate of the APC Youth League has taken a careful study of the 2019 events and seeing a replica of it in the attitude of the former Governor. The Ogun electorates are wise, smart and cannot be fooled by an APC senator supporting an opposition gubernatorial candidate.
“In saner climes, Senator Amosun ought to have been either suspended or expelled from the APC and we urge the national leadership of our party to look into this and instill discipline in our highly revered party.
“We are also using this medium to call on Senator Amosun to stop playing God because despite his victimization, oppression and strong opposition in 2019, Prince Dapo Abiodun is the Governor today and he will till 2027 by God’s grace.”