Politics! Obasanjo Drums Support For Amosun, Neglects PDP’s Governorship Candidate

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has openly declared his
support for APC’s governorship
candidate, who is also the present Governor of Ogun State. This won’t be shocking
to people who have been following Obasanjo’s statements in the last few months,
as the one time president had earlier declared that he is just a PDP carrying
card member.
Baba says Amosu has done too well for Ogun and everyone
should come out to vote for him, refusing to campaign for PDP’s Ogun
Governorship candidate. This is just the intro, read the full report by ThisDay
after the cut. Do you think this is right? Should Baba just leave PDP already?

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Friday openly
declared his support for the re-election of the state governor, Senator
Ibikunle Amosun.
Also on the same day, constitutional lawyer and human rights
advocate, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), said the candidate of the All Progressives
Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari, was not qualified to contest the
February 14 presidential election.
The former president explained that in spite of being in a
different political party with the governor, his choice of Amosun was based on
merit and not that of any political party.
In a swift reaction to the support for Amosun, the Ogun
State Chapter of the party called on its National Working Committee to sanction
Obasanjo for anti-party activities.
Obasanjo who spoke in his Abeokuta Hiltop residence while
receiving Igbo leaders from Ogun and Lagos States declared his intention to
vote for the return of Amosun in next month general election despite being in
the PDP.
Obasanjo said: “In 2011, we were not together; though we
were together before and I campaigned against him. But, see what he has been
able to do in the last three and half years in the state. I cannot sacrifice
performance for party.”
Obasanjo subsequently sought the support of the South-east
indigenes residents in Ogun State for Amosun in the February 28 governorship
election.
Obasanjo added: “I never dream of having a bridge on
dry land in Ogun State in my life time. Yes, we have Ogun River, where there is
a bridge, but, on a dry land. Go to Ijebu, Sagamu and Ota. I am seeing bridges,
not even one or two.
“This is a development that some of us in our 60s, 70s even
50s would have thought would be a mirage during our life time. Apart from this,
it will bring development that future governments shall be major beneficiaries.
“So, my people, I am not talking about other elections.
I have come to tell you that in order to appreciate what this personality has
been able to do in the last three and half years, let us give him our
votes.”
Obasanjo however emphasized that if the situation changes,
after the governor must have been re-elected, he should be held responsible.
Meanwhile, the Ogun State PDP in a statement said: “We think
the appropriate organs of the party (NWC) will have the courage to sanction him
(Obasanjo) for anti-party activities.
“We in the Ogun State PDP are not surprised at his latest
action but it really does not amount to much. For us, it means the beginning of
APC’s failure. What did his endorsement of Tunji Olurin translate into in 2011
elections?

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