Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has said his support for the candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), against that of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), was borne out of his commitment towards ensuring equity, justice and fairness as well as peaceful elections.
He said his support for the APM candidate, Adekunle Akinlade and not Prince Dapo Abiodun of the APC, was in accordance with the collective decision of the APC, to ensure the emergence of an indigene of the Ogun West Senatorial district, as the next governor of the state.
The governor spoke at a church service to mark the 60th birthday of the Archbishop of Lagos Ecclesiastical Province and Bishop, Diocese of Remo, Most Rev. Michael Olusina Fape, at Our Saviour’s Anglican Church, Ikenne, area of the state, yesterday.
“I won’t take our people for granted and it is for us not to have violence in the state and to continue to live together in peace, that all of us in APC, in Ogun State, took the decision.
“It is unfortunate that the people fighting us right and left do not know what we have all agreed, two years ago, that in the spirit of fairness, justice, equity and peace in Ogun, let us now look at our brothers from Ogun West,” he explained.
Amosun said he has relentlessly ensured peace in the state.