Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday said he would support any credible candidate produced by the Ogun West Senatorial District for the governor of the state in 2019. Speaking during the burial service for the former Secretary to the Ogun State Government, Pa Adepoju Adeyemi, held at Comprehensive High School, Ayetoro in Yewa North Local Government Area of the state, Obasanjo said he would support any credible candidate from the zone due to the fact that it had not produced a governor since the creation of the state 42 years ago.
According to Punch, the former president argued that for a sense of equity and fairness, it should be the turn of the Ogun West Senatorial District to produce the next governor of the state. “I am going to support a credible governorship candidate from Ogun West Senatorial District. So, I want to appeal to you to look inward and produce a credible candidate, who is tested and trusted and will deliver for the betterment of the state,” he said. Obasanjo commended the incumbent governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun for also thinking along the same line.
Amosun had said that a candidate from the zone would take over from him when he completed his term. He said, “I started the project of supporting governorship candidate from Ogun West to become the next Ogun State Governor, and I want to commend Governor Amosun in thinking in same line with me.”