Obasanjo Campaigns For Amosun, As PDP Kicks

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Friday, in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, endorsed Ibikunle Amosun for re-election as governor of the state.
The former president told a delegation of Igbo leaders from the state and Lagos State that his support for Amosun, who is of the APC, is based on merit.
He 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.
“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 enjoined south-east indigenes in the state to vote Amosun, and asked them to hold him responsible if the situation changed.
As a response to Obasanjo’s support for Amosun, as opposed to Gboyega Isiaka, the PDP candidate, the party’s  state leadership has asked its national hierarchy to sanction him for anti-party activities. 

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