By Eric Elezuo
Following the pronouncement of the Ogun State Governor, His Excellency, Senator Ibikunle Amosun CON, FCA to name his preferred successor from Ogun West after Ramadan, the leadership of the Ijebu/Remo Forum has reacted.
The Forum’s reaction was contained in a communique reached at a meeting in Sagamu on Monday afternoon, and signed by its Chairman, Aare T. Olu Dawodu, saying the governor was only exercising his fundamental human rights.
“The governor is only exercising his fundamental right according to the constitution of the country,” Aare Dawodu said, but, was quick to appeal to the governor to provide a level playing ground for all aspirants during the primary elections which is slated for September this year.
In the statement, the Forum pointed out that the party’s constitution does not indicate zoning arrangement in whatever form, hence appealed that Otunba Bimbo Ashiru, the consensus aspirant, and the other contestants of Ijebu Remo extraction at various level be given equal right with others at the party primaries.
It will be recalled that the Ijebu/Remo Forum had put forward Otunba Bimbo Ashiru as the Ogun East APC consensus candidate after a screening exercise conducted by the Forum on November 17, 2017.
The statement further revealed that the forum had no plan to dump the party as being speculated in some quarters, but strongly believe in the capability of His Excellency, Governor Ibikunle Amosun, to navigate the party to victory in the coming general election and move the state forward and take it to a greater height through the on going rebuilding mission.
“The mission to rebuild Ogun State is irrevocable, and cannot be truncated on flimsy grounds for we believed in the continuation of the good works of Governor Amosun, who has exponentially transformed Ogun State to the envy of all”, Aare Dawodu said.