Amosun clinches APC governorship ticket with 3,554 votes


Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun on Thursday in Abeokuta emerged the APC's governorship candidate for the 2015 general elections in the state.

The governor scored 3,554 votes from the 3,861 delegates who participated in the state chapter of the party's primary election.

The primaries saw the governor as the sole candidate of the party in the state.

The exercise, which was held under heavy security presence, was also dully supervised by state and national representatives of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), headed by Mr Kehinde Mustapha.

Voting commenced at excactly 1:00 p.m. after the congress Electoral Committee, headed by Mr Tunde Oladunjoye, had finished delegates accreditation.

The governor later described the exercise as a peaceful one and also a call on him to do more for the people of the state.

“What happened today is a demonstration to what APC stands for; we must abide by the rule of the game which says that primaries must be conducted.

“It is a call for further service to the people of Ogun; they have given me the mandate to continue the service that we have been rendering to the people of Ogun

“No one person can do it alone; it will take collective responsibility of all of us; all the support you have been giving to us will not be taken for granted and we will continue to serve you better,” he said.

Reacting to the news of his deputy, Mr Segun Adesegun, who also declared his intention to contest the governorship seat under the platform of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Amosun said it was one of the beauties of democracy which should be encouraged.

He also said he wished his deputy well in his desire to contest against him in the forthcoming governorship election in Ogun, saying that the state was known for peace and would continue in that direction.(NAN)

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