Against the backdrop of Governor Ibikunle Amosunâ€™s comments on Tuesday that he would choose his successor and that for fairness and justice, Ogun West senatorial district deserves the slot as against those he referred to as â€˜imported candidates,â€™ a top contender for the Oke-Mosan government house and political analyst in the state, Mr. Ojo Emmanuel, has replied the governor that power belongs to God and the people.
In a statement made available to journalists yesterday, Ojo urged Amosun not to heat up the polity with his utterances and grandstanding noting that God Almighty would be the ultimate decider of who becomes the governor ahead the 2019 election.
According to him, the good people of Ogun State deserves a man and a character who is adequately prepared to wipe away their tears and correct this mis-governance and sufferings that the people had been subjected to over the past years.
He added that Ogun voters are not passive or fools who cannot discern what is good for them and who they can trust absolutely to better their lots in life.
He urged the governor to act like a democrat that he professes to be by allowing for a fair playing ground where all aspirants would test their popularity and read out their manifestoes for the people to judge and make decision.
The statement read in parts: â€œI am amazed at the statement credited to our Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun attempting to denigrate and cast aspersion on aspirants whom he sees as a threat towards his anointing a successor who will serve as his puppet.
â€˜We are not in doubt that he was referring to our leader and the peopleâ€™s choice, Senator Olamilekan Adeola, a man who has garnered enough political experience at different levels and a man who feels the pulse of the common Ogun citizenry with a deep seated resolve to better their lives with meaningful and significant governance that centres on the people.
â€œMay I remind him that power lies with the people who are keenly observing the ongoing political trend, with a deep observation and clear focus on certain individuals that have shown a great level of preparedness and determination to rule the state in such a way that will lead us out of the present socio-economic and political quagmire, to a more prosperous, befitting and better society than we presently have under the present dispensation.â€