Ibikunle Amosun, the governor of Ogun state, and former governor Olusegun Osoba have vowed to work for the success of the All Progressives Congress in 2019.
Amosun, on Sunday, paid a visit to Osoba at his Lagos home, where the two further cemented their reunion. The visit was “a sign of respect and appreciation to Osoba, for his role in the unification meeting” between their loyalists, said a government statement issued on Monday. The statement also said the two leaders believed the APC “is now one big, strong and united family in the state”.
Moreover, Osoba reportedly said that “the unity and understanding that now exist among party faithful” brought about the a peaceful congress, held on Saturday.
“The past disagreement among party members is normal in a democratic dispensation; disagreement is bound to happen in politics, but the resolution of such crisis is a sign of maturity”, the statement quoted Osoba as saying.
The rapprochement between the two politicians came after a long spell of acrimonious politics, which saw Osoba quitting the party to join the Social Democratic Party. Osoba would later return to the APC following a woeful outing in the 2015 elections, in which all the candidates he backed for various elective positions lost.