The gubernatorial candidate picked by Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s faction of the All Progressives Congress, Hon. Akinlade talked tough at the weekend, saying his mandate can never be stolen by anybody.
In a statement in Abeokuta, he told his supporters he was the party’s candidate and thanked Governor Amosun for his steadfastness.
He said: “I wish to commend the untiring efforts of the Executive Governor of Ogun State, His Excellency, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, FCA,CON, members of Ogun West Elders Council, members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the good people of Ogun State, towards making me the governorship candidate of our great party.
“It is my joy to assure you all that issues surrounding the Ogun governorship primary are being addressed by the leadership of our great party and I am confident that the mandate you freely gave to me on the 2nd of October, 2018 will never be stolen by anybody, no matter how highly placed.
“I want to implore all our teeming supporters to dispel all unfounded rumours emanating from people of the other camp, who have been trying to heat up the polity by circulating fake, malicious and baseless information. They know they are not popular in Ogun State; so they have been acting desperately to gain cheap popularity, but it won’t work.
“Above all, I urge you all to keep faith in my aspiration to sustain the mission to rebuild Ogun State for the betterment of all and sundry.
“Rest assured, I will run an all-inclusive government from May 29, 2019.”