Despite the increased political atmosphere, following different groups in Nigeria calling for power devolution, referendum and total break up, the Ogun State Governor has revealed that he will not afford to give chance to another indigene (non-indigene) to occupy governorship position as his predecessor come 2019.
The governor made this known to the public while addressing elders from Ogun West Senatorial District, in a meeting at his ‘Oke-Mosan’ office in Abeokuta on Wednesday.
Addressing the elders with Yoruba language, Governor Amosun upholds his early stand to throw his support on a credible candidate from his senatorial district.
This came when the elders besieged him to know the come about of Mr. Solomon Adeola endorsement and to disassociate themselves from West Consultative Forum candidate, Mr. Adeola.
The Governor, therefore, affirmed to them that only ‘son of the soil’ and not ‘non-indigene’ or ‘stranger’ will be capable to succeed him.
Thou, the governor in his appeal remark, pleaded with the elders not to see other Senatorial Districts, Ogun East, and Ogun Central, as their ‘enemies’. And further pat them to bring All Progressive Congress, APC party back to power come 2019.
In his Words: “It’s a covenant between me and my God, I will be handing over to someone from Ogun West but other senatorial districts are also qualify to contest”
“But we should not see them as enemies. It should not appear that we are taking anyone for granted, our people in Ogun East Senatorial District can come out to contest”.
“In Ogun Central, we have agreed, but if anybody comes out from the central, I will confront him frontally.
“We will be tactical and strategic but we should not pay attention to those that are not necessary. I am free to take my position just like every other person”.
“I am not God, we are human but where we are today, I am supporting people from Ogun West, it will be an insult to us in this state when we have sons and daughters, not ‘atohunrinwa’ (stranger or non-indigene) will come, they will ruin Ogun State, if we allow it.
Recall that different groups in Nigeria have been calling on the federal government of Nigeria to accept ‘true-federalism’, break up, or conduct a referendum. The political and sociocultural atmosphere has been intense recently. Despite proscribing the Secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and tagging them ‘terrorist group’ in a hurry, the government has massively embarked on many projects to make sure the call for a break does not see the light of the day.