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Defection rumour: I stand with Buhari — Amosun

ABEOKUTA—GOVERNOR Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, Tuesay, debunked the rumours making the rounds that he plans to defect from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to another party on account of the recent primaries in the state.

Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun

He described the news report, in a segment of the media, as a figment of imagination of the writer(s).

In a statement by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Otunba Dayo Adeneye, Amosun wondered how he could be expected to quit a house he jointly built with other patriots.

The statement reads: “It is true that enormous pressure was brought to bear on Governor Amosun to move to another party, because of the glaring injustice meted out to some party members at the recent primaries.

“But the governor maintained his stand that he would not decamp, especially on account of President Muhammadu Buhari, whose judgment and sense of justice, as the leader of the party, he cherishes and values immensely.

“For those who know Amosun over the years, his struggles are usually not about his own person but equity, justice and fairness for all, especially the downtrodden masses. President Buhari represents this spirit and Amosun will stand by him and with him in any party at all times and at all costs.”

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