Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has assured that he would work tirelessly to deliver the votes of Ogun people to President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election.
The governor was addressing party faithful from the 236 wards of the state today at the APC party secretariat in Abeokuta.
He urged hundreds of party supporters at the secretariat to ensure that they vote massively for the President in the February 16, 2019 presidential election.
Amosun declared: “Our detractors are trying to destroy the APC in Ogun State. The best way to answer them is to vote massively for President Buhari. This is because power resides with the people and not with the detractors who are bent on destroying us. We will tell them that we are on ground in Ogun State”.
He said Ogun APC does not fear the adversaries of the party in the state but “the leeway that they enjoy is our fear for God and President Buhari”.
Thanking APC members for standing steadfast and tenaciously in the face of oppression and violation of their fundamental rights by the National Secretariat of the party, he urged them to eschew violence and aggression of any kind and said they must conduct themselves peacefully throughout the 2019 elections.
Amosun disclosed that he will launch his senatorial campaign on Thursday, December 27, 2018, adding that branded APC vehicles will be distributed to the 20 local government chapters of the party for the purpose of electioneering campaign.
A mild drama occurred as the event progressed, following the arrival of the gubernatorial candidate of Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Hon. Adekunle Akinlade and some party stalwarts at the venue.
Amosun explained that they were at the venue to submit a letter to the APC in Ogun State expressing the wish of APM to adopt President Buhari as their presidential candidate in the 2019 presidential election.
The letter was received by the governor while assuring that it will be delivered to the President. He also acknowledged the receipt of the letter with a reply.
In his comment, the Director- General of APM campaign organisation, Alhaji Sarafa Tunji Ishola said they brought a message of solidarity to President Buhari, adding that they were committed to his re-election.
Speaking earlier, the Chairman of APC in Ogun State, Chief Derin Adebiyi, said the meeting was called to keep party members abreast of the happenings in the state.