2019 Polls: We are in the midst of enemies – Osoba

Aremo Olusegun Osoba has implored all the chieftains and members of APC to work in harmony as they in the midst of enemies.

He said, “Whether they like it or not Dapo Abiodun has become the Ogun State APC governorship candidate. Those who don’t wish the APC well have been disappointed. The task has begun. We are in the midst of enemies and we should come together as one.

“I am 80 years old and I am old enough to say things the way they are.

Still on the crisis, Governor Ibikunle Amosun said his loyalists told him they were leaving the APC, I said ‘no’ but I couldn’t stop them.

“In fact, Akinlade has my full support. I am not going to stop him. Everything I have, I will use to support him, let them try whatever they want to try, we also have our strategies and I am not going to hide behind one finger.

Amosun, however, said he would remain in the APC to contest the senatorial seat and ensure the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari

“I remain in the APC because that’s what those people want. They want us to leave the APC but they are joking. I will stay in the APC to ensure that (President Muhammadu) Buhari wins in Ogun State and to let them know that they can’t subvert the will of the people of Ogun State.

However, Osoba promised that the APC would zone all political offices, if its governorship candidate, Abiodun, won the governorship election in 2019.

At the formal unveiling of the APC governorship running mate, Mrs Noimot Salako-Oyedele, held at his Abeokuta residence, Osoba promised that the next APC administration in the state would place more premium on zoning all political offices in order to give members a sense of belonging.

According to him, it was the zoning arrangement of all political offices that made him disagree with Amosun.