The preferred Candidate of Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun for 2019 Governorship Akinlade Abiodun has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Allied People’s Movement (APM).
The defection of Akinlade Abiodun, who represents Egbado-South and Ipokia Federal Constituency of Ogun State was announced on the floor of the House of Representatives on Thursday.
He lost the governorship ticket of the APC to Dapo Abiodun despite all efforts put in place by outgoing Governor to make him secure it.
Governor Ibikunle Amosun has been involved in a war of words and party supremacy with the National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole.
We are told of the brawl that ensued between the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu and the Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on the siting and construction of the Maritime University meant for the Niger Delta Region. This piece is not to justify on who was wrong or right about their stance but on whether such a disagreement was necessary between two people who are championing the same change agenda.
In his book the Singapore story, Lee Kuan Yew stated that his team shared the same political conviction as he did and in situations where they disagree on policy issues, they keep it within the cabinet until it is resolved, a consensus reached then they would come out to the public with something convincing.