Former Nigeria President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday said he differs from Governor Ibikunle Amosun regarding who becomes the next governor of Ogun state comes May 2019.
Although Obasanjo and Amosun are in agreement that power should shift to Ogun West Senatorial district which is yet to produce a governor for the state since its creation over 42 years.
While the former President is rooting for the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka from Imeko in Ogun West to emerge the next Governor, Amosun is strenuously pushing for his anointed man, Hon. Abdulkabir Afekunle Akinlade, of the Allied People’s Movement from Ipokia same in Ogun West to succeed him.
Speaking at 2018 edition of Olaogun Day celebration in Ibogun, Ifo Local Government Area of the state, where Amosun was also in attendance, Obasanjo however said regardless of what could be individual’s or collective interest in the 2019 gubernatorial election in the state, it is the will of God that would count most in the choice of who eventually becomes the Governor.
The elder statesman advised residents to support whoever emerges governor at the end of the race even as he cautioned politicians against foisting violence on the state as there is no reason for the state not to have a peaceful election.
The former President who demanded an open embrace and exchange of pleasantries between Prince Isiaka and Akinlade, warned the duo against act of violence, saying if they do not stop violence among their supporters, they would have themselves to blame.
He described Amosun as his brother who would remain dear to his heart till he dies, but said on the issue of the present political journey in the state, their choices may not and do not align.
Speaking earlier, Governor Ibikunle Amosun cautioned politicians against heating up the polity urging them to conduct themselves responsibly.
Amosun who lauded Obasanjo for consistently identifying with his root, said it should serve as a lesson for all to always identify with their roots