The Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has said that he will transfer 57 buses belonging to All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State to a new party.
He made this known at a meeting hosted at his residence on Monday, He assured his supporters of his “winning formula” saying he will give each to a Local Government Coordinator in each of the 20 Local Government Areas and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDA).
A Source reports that Amosun has bought the 57 buses to be used for the campaign of the APC in anticipation that his preferred Governorship candidate, Hon. Adekunle Akinlade and others on his Consensus list will clinch the 40 APC elective tickets in the state.
Since the emergence of billionaire oil mogul, Prince Dapo Abiodun, as the APC gubernatorial candidate, Amosun has made at least eight visitations to President Buhari to turn the tide against the candidate, but the President has refused to be persuaded by Amosun, insisting that “the party is supreme.”
The latest decision by Amosun to transfer the 57 buses, according to an insider, was an indication that the governor has come to the reality that Dapo Abiodun can no longer be replaced as the governorship candidate of APC in Ogun.
Just on Monday, the Chairman of Labour Party in Ogun State, Mr Abayomi Arabambi, said on a live radio programme monitored in Abeokuta that his party is finalizing talks with Governor Amosun and that the governorship candidate of the Labour Party will be picked from Ipokia Local Government. Amosun’s protégé, Hon Akinlade hails from Ipokia Local Government in Ogun State.
The controversial Arabambi, who spoke on a radio programme tagged ‘Fact Finder’ on Sweet FM 107.1, confirmed ongoing talks between his party and the Amosun-led faction of APC. He explained that the party was still within the constitutional right to substitute the name before the electoral umpire’s deadline.