- Senator Ibikunle Amosun has extolled himself as the leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ogun state
- He boasted that no politician in the state since former President Olusegun Obasanjo has served the state more than he did
- Amosun however urged his supporters to channel their support to APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu ahead of the 2023 general elections
Ogun, Abeokuta - Former presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Senator Ibikunle Amosun has finally opened up on why he ceded his presidential bid to the current flag bearer of the party, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
As reported by the Vanguard newspaper, the Ogun central senatorial district senatorial representative revealed he made the decision to re-enact the good old days.
Senator Amosun made this known during an address with his supporters in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.
He further stated that his interest cannot override the interest of Nigerians and the southwest region.
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“Let me tell you this, you sent me to Abuja to go and work for us, I told them when I addressed them why I want to be president of Nigeria. But my wanting to be president of Nigeria cannot supersede the interest of all of us in Nigeria, all of us in the South and all in the Southwest."
During the address, Legit.ng gathered that the two-term former governor reiterated his commitment to the state and its people.
He went further to give credence to his service to the state and its people stating that since 1999, he except for former President Olusegun Obasanjo has served the state better than any politician in the state.
I remain APC's leader in Ogun, says Senator Amosun
While reeling out his commitment to the state over the years, he stated that he remains the rightful leader of the APC in Ogun state.
“In this Ogun State, since 1999, I am on camera, except for Baba Olusegun Obasanjo, am not talking of pre-1999, no human being, dead or alive, has served Ogun State the way I have served.
”I have done eight years as your governor, by next year, it will be my 8th year in the Senate. Just between 1999 and now, I have served Ogun State with 15 years of my life."
Senator Amosun during the address urged his supporters to channel their support for the party's presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Senator Ibikunle Amosun officially declares for president, joins 2023 Race
Legit.ng recalls that the former Ogun state governor declared his intention to run for the presidency earlier in May.
During his declaration he promises to accelerate economic growth while noting his wide range of experience in the polity, counts.
His declaration ceremony was attended by serving governors, House of Representative members and other notable personalities in the country.