Presidency Positions Top APC Governor To Replace Saraki In 2019

By Ikenga Chronicles December 24, 2016

Reliable sources have revealed that the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun has been tipped by the Presidency to contest for a senatorial seat in 2019 following the expiration of his tenure,as a possible replacement for Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Amosun was said to have dropped the hint at a meeting he held with members of the Ogun State House of Assembly and their National Assembly counterparts at the Governor’s Office in Oke Mosan, Abeokuta.

A source, who claimed to have an audio recording of the governor’s speech at the forum quoted Amosun as saying that he was under severe pressure to contest the Ogun Central senatorial district seat in 2019.

The seat is occupied by Senator Lanre Tejuoso who, incidentally, was at the meeting and was said to have been visibly shocked by the governor’s speech. The source quoted the governor as saying: “I am under enormous pressure to contest for the Senate seat of my senatorial district.

“I said to myself, I can’t be anything less than number three when I go back to the Senate.”

“I might not contest and I might contest. Even Tejuoso that is seated here might re-contest and might not re-contest.”

The governor was also said to have bragged about how votes were bought in the Ondo State election, vowing to repeat the feat in Ogun State the 2019.

The governor was quoted as saying: “We were just laughing… Unknown to them, we brought in N1 million per unit. I got the money out from Abuja and we will repeat same in Ogun come 2019.”

“I am concerned about just seven local governments—the five in Ogun Central, Sagamu and Ado-Odo/Ota.”

“I am prepared to spend N1 billion in Sagamu, N1 billion in Ado-Odo/Ota, then N2 billion in Ogun Central”.

The governor was reported to have said in yoruba: “We are aware of the moves by some of you. But if I get to know you have gone public with such moves, you are finished.”

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