Governor Ibikunle Amosun
By James Sowole
Two of the five governors elected on the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Ibikunle Amosun and Rauf Aregbesola of the Ogun and Osun State respectively Thursday said no leaders of the party including Bola Ahmed Tinubu had asked them to bring anything as reward for assistance rendered for them before they were elected into office.
The duo spoke at Ore, the headquarters of Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State during the last leg of the ACN Redemption Rallies organised to campaign for the party’s candidate in the October 20 Gubernatorial Election of Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu.
The governors said the clarification became necessary in view of the insinuation going rounds that Tinubu would become a colonial master should people vote for ACN candidate in the election.
Amosun said since he became the governor neither Tinubu, Chief Segun Osoba nor any party national leader had requested for anything from him adding that he was indebted to many of the leaders.
The governor said Tinubu’s vision to reposition the region has been misconstrued by many politicians, describing him as strong apostle of progressives as passed down by late leader of Yoruba, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
Amosun said the agitation for the regional integration by the ACN was the brain child of Tinubu which was designed to usher in an unprecedented development to the South-west region.