Former governor of Ogun Ibikunle Amosun, hassaid he’s in no way involved in the deal between his former associate, Adekunle Akinlade and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the state governorship election, Oladipupo Adebutu.
Akinlade, was selected as the deputy to Adebutu after he joined the PDP from All Progressives Congress,APC.
Documents on deal purportedly reached between Adebutu and Akinlade on how to share offices if they are elected in 2023 have been circulating.
Some APC members in Ogun have linked Amosun to the deal between his loyalist and the PDP candidate.
However, Amosun, a chieftain of APC and senator representing Ogun Central, said this in reaction to the controversies that he was not part of the deal between Akinlade, Adebutu and the PDP in a statement by his media aide, Bola Adeyemi, on Sunday.
The statement read, “The attention of Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has been drawn to media reports, claiming that he has entered into a political deal with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State and Hon Oladipo Adebutu.
“This story is nothing more than a mischief to mislead the public and discredit the hard-earned reputation of the former governor of Ogun State.
“We have stated before and wish to state once again, categorically, without any fear of contradiction that, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has nothing to do with the PDP in Ogun State. And he is not a party to any alliance formed with anyone or group of persons in the party.
“The public is advised to dismiss the report.”
Meanwhile, the Ladi Adebutu and Akinlade Campaign Organization have defended the so called sharing formular, dismissing the claim that it was a plot to steal public funds.
The campaign organization in a release signed by the Director of media, Afolabi Orekoya said the agreement is not against the interest of the people of Ogun state.
He accused the APC of misleading the public with cheap lies and engaging in cheap black mail over the agreement.
“At this juncture, we want to urge our friends in the media to always verify any information before publishing same so as not to betray the sacred ethics of credibility, balance, accuracy and objectivity in their reportage.
“Our Governorship and Deputy Governorship candidates are both successful businessmen with unquestionable characters. Their track records at the Green Chamber speak volumes of their achievements.
“We urge members of the public not to allow mischievous characters to misinform and mislead them in a bid to deny them of the right to vote into power our candidates who are the choice of the people.
“We again use this opportunity to assure that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will engender a transparent and people-oriented government that will provide great relief for our people through good governance when voted in 2023 elections.”