With eight months to the end of his tenure as governor of Ogun state, Ibikunle Amosun, on Wednesday, September 5, announced that he was eyeing a seat in the Nigerian Senate during the 2019 general elections.
The Punch reports that the governor declared his intention to contest to represent Ogun Central senatorial district at the Senate.
The report said the governor disclosed this at the state executive council meeting of the All Progressives Congress held at MITROS suites, Ibara, Abeokuta, the capital of the state.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, declared that his successor would be a woman and a whiz kid.
The governor's disclosure reportedly shocked members of his cabinet who were with him at the world press conference venue to herald the 3rd African Drum Festival at Mitos Suites and Residences, Ibara GRA, Abeokuta.
The governor, who was responding to newsmen question on the sustainability of the drum festival after his tenure ends next year, assured that his choice of replacement would be "a whiz kid, who will surpass him in all ramifications.
"Let me say this. A woman is going to be next governor of Ogun state. She is a whiz kid that will key into what we have been doing in the last eight years."
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Legit.ng also reported that Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on Thursday, January 25, asked residents of the state to pray for him to end well. The governor has about eight months left to leave office.
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