Don’t Address Me as APC South West Leader – Gov. Amosun

Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has described the appellation of South West leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) being ascribed to him as a ‘mis-description’, saying he is not and cannot claim a tittle which ‘by stretch of imagination’ he has no right to.
In a statement in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, the Governor said he is just a member of the party and should not be addressed as South West leader.
The statement read: “For the avoidance of doubt, I am not, by any stretch of imagination, the leader or new leader of the APC in the South-west.
“I am a loyal party member, and I shall stand by our party and of course, with President Muhammadu Buhari. I am also obliged to respect all our leaders in the state, South-west and Nigeria.
“I have noticed with consternation the recurring misnomer and mis-description in political nomenclature particularly as they relate to the politics of the South-west, and by extension, the country as a whole.
“I refer to the emerging tendency of referring to me and some other members of our great party as the ‘Leader(s) of the South West’ or ‘New Leader(s) of the APC in the South West’.
“When that phrase was first brought to my attention, particularly during the weeks preceding the Ondo State gubernatorial election, my immediate reaction was to ignore same as yet another distractive antics of the opposition.
“Somehow, the misnomer stuck and it came to appear rather more frequently in several other fora and publications, including respectable gatherings and the media.
“Lies and misconceptions, when told and asserted repeatedly with gusto, have the tendency to assume the toga of the truth. It is for these reasons that I have considered it of critical importance to set the records straight.”
“I am confident that we shall overcome and our party, the APC, and our dear country will come out even stronger, more viable and united,” he said.

Author: News Editor

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