Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has said that there are no strong opposition parties in the state. He even expressed his assurance that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is completely dead in the state.
According to the governor, the ‘real owners’ of the party in the state are already with the All Progressives Congress (APC). Amosun also added that the postponement of the elections is blessings for his party as they will be sweep the polls during the elections.
The governor made his statement on February 11, 2015, during the final rally of his campaign tour which was held at the Oba Odeleye Square, Ita Iyalode in Abeokuta North local government area of the state.
It would be noted that during his governorship reelection tour, Amosun visited all the 236 wards in the state. During his final rally, he announced that the style of campaign has made him to understand the whole state and what every community needed.
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Talking about the opposition party, the governor stressed that the PDP would be defeated heavily in the state.
“Even with that, they have postponed their defeat. The defeat would be heavier now. In Ogun state, the highest votes is between 55 and 60 per cent. With what they have done now, may be, we would be in the position to be around 70 per cent in our favour, that is why I am not bothered. When they said PVC, I know that in every ten, seven will vote for us. We would have more opportunity to bury the PDP.
“We want to bury them completely. When they are saying PDP, where is PDP in Ogun state, I used to be PDP, we know ourselves. If they are lying to them in Abuja, I am helping them out now, they don’t have any root in Ogun state.”
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Amosun also warned that the PDP should never think of rigging in the state as Ogun people are fully ready for them.
Further in his speech he queried the authentic membership of those people calling themselves PDP today in the state. According to him the real players in PDP have already defected to APC.
“Let me say this here, it is not only people that you are seeing here. Throughout Ogun State, I don’t know who or which kind of PDP that is not with us. All the PDP are with us fully. If there are anyone in PDP, they are not the real owners of PDP. All the real owners of PDP are with us. Don’t forget that I am a member of PDP, I know PDP inside out. All the major arms of the PDP are now with us,” the governor revealed.
Amosun expressed gratitude and satisfaction with the reception received from all the 236 wards across the state. But earlier this year Osun governor was lucky to escape death on January 27, 2015, when a vigilante member allegedly shot at Amosun’s convoy in Agbado, Ifo Local Government Area of the state.