The Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Wednesday said contrary to the misinformation and embarrassing reports in some sections of the media that he had been prevailed upon by some party leaders in the state to support the emergence of Prince Dapo Abiodun as the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the state, Akintunde Akinlade, he says remain the authentic governorship candidate of the APC in the state.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Otunba Dayo Adeneye, in a statement, said the malicious allegations would have been ignored, but for the general interest of the public and the good people of Ogun State.
Adeneye described the allegation as nothing but another in a series of political propaganda to tarnish the image of Governor Amosun, who stands solidly behind the duly elected consensus candidate of the APC, Hon. Adekunle Akinlade.
The statement said: “Those behind the unfounded rumours are doing so to heat up the polity ahead of the 2019 general elections. They are doing it on behalf of their paymasters for cheap political motives. It has become a routine of many political jobbers in Ogun State
“There are no slaves in Ogun State as insinuated by some aggrieved politicians. Everyone under our watch is free born and the Amosun administration will continue to defend the freedom of the masses and work for the socio-economic advancement of the state till our last day in office.”
The statement implored political actors to be wary of statements that could de-market the state and reverse the enormous gains of the recent years.
It said: “You don’t have to be seen to discredit a government with sterling achievements, in order to advance your own selfish ambition, or make wild, inflammatory and seditious comments that have no foundation.
“You don’t also create artificial tension and insecurity in order to advance your cause, without the thought of the economic consequences to the state and welfare of the masses. This is not the right way to play politics.
“Politicians who know their onions and enjoy grassroots’ support fight their political battles on the electoral field rather than recourse to cheap blackmail and propagation of