Former Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, has declared his support for the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Biyi Otegbeye, in next year’s election.
Amosun announced his controversial decision despite his support for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu.
The lawmaker disclosed that he would be supporting Tinubu in 2023, but would not support the state Governor, Dapo Abiodun who is the governorship candidate of the party.
There are indications that the relationship between Amosun and his political son, Adekunle Akinlade has gone sour.
Recall that Amosun in 2019 supported Akinlade who contested under the platform of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) against Abiodun who eventually won the governorship election.
A further report has it that Akinlade fell out with Amosun following his decision to dump APC for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where he got the deputy governor’s slot.
Amosun during an interview with BBC Yoruba, in Abeokuta, Ogun State said, “For the presidential poll, I can assure you, both right, left and centre, we are supporting one person (Tinubu). I believe we are supporting one person. On the governorship poll, that’s a different ball game. I don’t belong there.
“I don’t hide behind one finger to fight. That’s why people say to me ‘don’t say that.’ On governorship, my supporters and I, we don’t belong to that side.”
Amosun when asked about the governorship candidate he would be supporting in 2023, said, “Biyi Otegbeye is the person I am supporting and ADC is the party.”