A chieftain of the opposition African Democratic Congress (ADC) and popular social commentator, Chief Olawale Adebajo, has commended a former governor of Ogun state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, for declaring support for the governorship candidate of ADC, Barrister Biyi Otegbeye.
Amosun, who represents Ogun Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), recently expressed his support for Otegbeye while speaking on BBC Yoruba programme.
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The support for the opposition governorship candidate has, however, generated controversy and caused some panic within the APC circle and the state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has reacted by saying he would not be deterred by the move.
Speaking with newsmen on the development, Chief Adebayo described Amosun’s move as patriotic, adding that “Otegbeye is a man of high integrity.”
According to Adebajo, Otegbeye is an accomplished lawyer and a successful Chartered Insurer with a Master’s Degree in Finance Management, adding that he would revive a culture of excellence in leadership that Ogun state is known for.
He noted that Amosun has shown an uncommon consistency and unwavering commitment to ensure the emergence of a governor of Yewa-Awori extraction.
“Since the creation of Ogun state in 1976, no one from Ogun West, which is populated by Yewa-Awori people, has been elected governor while the position has been rotated between the other two Senatorial Districts, Ogun East and Ogun Central.
“If discipline and dogged determination had a face, it would be Senator Ibikunle Amosun and Barrister Biyi Otegbeye. The two have shown levels of resilience, courage and persistence in their political career.
“Without a doubt, Amosun has shown a great level of courage and conviction in aligning with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s unity agenda.
“Since Otegbeye’s ADC party recently suspended and expelled its Presidential Candidate, this move has given Otegbeye a reason to show total support for Tinubu just as Amosu. The three chords are complete with Tinubu in the centre: Tinubu, Amosun and Otegbeye”, Adebajo noted.