Efforts to resolve the running feud rocking the Ogun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, appear like they may yield the results desired. A hint of this was given Tuesday by Governor Ibikunle Amosun, who declared that former governor of the state and heavyweight of the party, Chief Olusegun Osoba remains the leader of the party and his leader. Amosun warned troublemakers to keep away from him and Osoba.
Amosun stated this in a live broadcast on the state owned radio and television organs while giving account of his three-year stewardship.
According to the governor, “I have said it times without number that the issue between me and my leader, our leader, Chief Olusegun Osoba is an internal issue and I don’t want to discuss it again. When an issue is under resolution, one must be wary of what to say, especially on TV, as some mischievous people out there will not be happy with the development.
“Some people who are not in our party that we know are our leaders, we accord them the regard, not to talk of Chief Olusegun Osoba, who is a chieftain of our party. He remains our leader and we will forever be loyal to him,” Amosun stated.
On the debt profile of the state, Amosun described claims that the government owes as much as N300 billion as mischievous.
He challenged them to back up their claim with facts.
“They are wondering how these works have been done. They don’t believe what they are seeing because when they were here for eight years, they could not achieve what we have achieved in just three years. They have not seen anything yet. This is Ogun state; we can’t just be doing substandard work here as they did during their time. It must be a standard one and nothing except that.
“I want to state here tonight, thank God, this is a live programme, everybody is seeing and hearing me, the debt profile of Ogun state as I am speaking will be between 35 and maximum of 40 billion naira. No bank can give you such amount as being peddled around by these people. I am an accountant and I know what I am talking about. At the end of the year, maybe our debt profile may nosedive to something about 11billioin naira.
“Let any of the banks come out and debunk all what I have said. We are using only two banks in the state and anybody can go in there to verify what I have just said. There is no truth in all what they are saying that we are owing N300billion,” he said.