Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, to let God decide the next governor of the state.
Obasanjo stated this on Wednesday at this year’s edition of Ibogun-Olaogun Day celebration in Ibogun, Ifo Local Government Area of the state, where Amosun was also in attendance.
Obasanjo said his choice and that of Amosun did not align regarding who became the next governor of the state come May 2019.
It was, however, observed that both Obasanjo and Amosun were in agreement that power should shift to Ogun West Senatorial District which is yet to produce a governor for the state since its creation over 42 years ago.
It was further gathered that while the former President is rooting for the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress, Gboyega Isiaka from Imeko in Ogun West to emerge the next governor, Amosun is pushing for his preferred candidate, Abdulkabir Akinlade, of the Allied People’s Movement from Ipokia in same Ogun West to succeed him.
The elder statesman, however, advised the people to support whoever emerges governor at the end of the race.
He cautioned politicians against sponsoring violence in the state, declaring that there is no reason for Ogun not to have a peaceful election.
Obasanjo demanded an open embrace and exchange of pleasantries between Isiaka and Akinlade.
He also warned the duo against acts of violence, saying if they did not stop violence among their supporters, they would have themselves to blame.
He described Amosun as his brother who would remain dear to his heart till he dies, but said on the issue of the present political journey in the state, their choices may not and do not align.
“I have made my choice. It may not be in tandem with yours(Amosun). Let my choice be and let yours be and let God decide and whoever gets there let all of us support him.
“I am particularly happy that the Governor spoke against violence. I want to tell you, if you do not stop violence among your supporters, you will have yourselves to blame. There is no earthly reason why we should not have a peaceful election in the state,” Obasanjo said.