Ex-Governor Olusegun Osoba of Ogun State and incumbent Governor Ibikunle Amosun are set for a fresh war as the ex-governor debunked a public statement made by Governor Amosun recently that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has zoned the 2019 governorship slot to Ogun West Senatorial District.
Osoba told his supporters within the APC that: “No single individual within the party, no matter how highly placed, could determine where the next governor of the state would come from in 2019. Ogun East Senatorial District is also eligible to contest for the governorship seat just as the Yewa-Awori people of Ogun West.”
“The party needs to embrace internal democracy in order to strengthen its chances in the general elections. There was nothing like zoning of elective posts in the past, any zone in the state except Ogun Central is eligible to contest for the exalted position.”
“As a party, we have not zoned the governorship seat. There is nothing like zoning of office in the past. We give opportunity to anyone to aspire, but we always used maturity to settle it among us. That is unwritten, it is a convention. It is not the rule and nobody will go against the agreement.”
“Now, so many things have divided us. The Ijebu now come together to be claiming the Ijebu agenda. We must leave the field open. We must examine the Yewa and Ijebu Agenda.”