- Ibikunle Amosun, on Monday, February 11,begged aggrieved members of the APC in Ogun state not to disgrace him before President Muhammadu Buhari.
- Amosun told members that they should remember President Buhari is their father
- The governor's appeal followed an outburst by some party members at the rally after the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole was invited to the podium for his speech
The governor of Ogun state, Ibikunle Amosun, on Monday, February 11, took time to beg aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun state not to disgrace him before President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking at the APC's presidential rally in the state which turned violent, Amosun told the party members not to go violent especially with their father (President Buhari) present at the event.
Amosun's appeal which was aired on national television, followed an outburst by some party members at the rally after the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole was invited to the podium for his speech.
As Oshiomhole began, some of the aggrieved members began throwing stones at his director and that of the president.who was guarded by a security operative in mufti.
Speaking to the people in Yourba dialect, Amosun said: “I beg you in the name of God. This is what they want to happen. Please don’t disgrace me here."
“Our father is here, please don’t disgrace me. I beg you in the name of God, please don’t disgrace me before our father… We have laboured this hard. I am appealing to you. Please leave. I beg you in the name of God, please leave. I beg you. I am begging," Amosun continued.
Amid the violence, the party chairman quickly handed the APC flag to Abiodun.
Amosun had also said, “ We have accepted President Muhammadu Buhari as our father. In the interest of love and the respect we have for Mr President, let us swallow our pride and subdue our anger. Don’t let them go back with an erroneous impression that we are not for Buhari.
“We are not just supporting Buhari because he is our father, but, because of his performance. Look at what he has done for the entire nation, he is someone with integrity. He said he would fix all our roads and infrastructure. He has done a lot for us. He has kept all his promises. They are looters and that is why they are against Buhari. This is about all of us," he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that pandemonium broke out at the ongoing campaign rally of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abeokuta.
The campaign took a new twist when Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun, came on stage to campaign for the APC and the Allied Peoples Movement (APM).
In response, former governor Aregbesola came on stage to oppose the governor, asking the people to vote for only the candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
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