Thursday, 6 September 2018

Ogun Gubernatorial Race:House Of Reps Member Akinlade Picked As Amosun's Successor


The whizkid and Muslim who  Ogun State Governor Senator Ibikunle Amosun recently hinted he would accompany to the 2019 Eid prayer as an ex – Governor might have finally emerged.

He  is Honourable Abdulkabir Adekunle Akinlade, a serving member of the House of Representatives who  represents  Egbado South and Ipokia Federal Constituency of Ogun State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Akinlade(49) was adopted as the consensus candidate of the APC by the Ogun West Elders very early on Thursday morning, after hours – long meeting in Ayetoro, Yewa  North Local Government Area of the state, to pick the zone’s governorship candidate for the 2019 election.

Almost a dozen of aspirants from Ogun West   were desirous of succeeding Amosun on the platform of APC and they included  Speaker Suraj Adekunbi,  Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s Chief of staff, Tolu Odebiyi, the  Commissioner for Forestry, Kola Lawal, Chairman, Local Government Service Commission, Rotimi Rahmon, Hon. Abiodun Isiaq Akinlade, Hon. Abdulkabir Akinlade and Abayomi Hunye.

The long list of aspirants was trimmed to  the duo of Tolu Odebiyi and Abdulkadir Akinlade who made the final list.

It was gathered that Governor Ibikunle Amosun preferred  Abdulkabir Adekunle Akinlade to Odebiyi and subtly ensured that the Ogun West elders picked him.

Source :THE NATION

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