The All Progressives Congress (APC), Ogun State chapter has said that Governor Ibikunle Amosun deserves to be pitied and prayed for.
This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abeokuta and signed by the party’s State Publicity Secretary, Comrade Tunde Oladunjoye.
The party said the governor’s recent comments against its governorship candidate, Prince Dapo Abiodun, bothers on “outgoing syndrome, emanating from political amnesia and loss of touch with reality”.
Since his disagreement with the APC in the state began, Amosun has severally boasted that that his protege, and candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Adekunle Akinlade, will beat Abiodun of the APC and other contestants and emerge as the next governor to take over from him in May.
On Monday night at the New Year cross-over fanfare held at Oke-Ilewo in Abeokuta, Amosun expressed confidence that the next edition of the event will be conducted by Mr Akinlade.
Reacting to the governor’s recent comments, the APC, in its statement, said: “But for the fact that the reported outbursts of the governor was reported by a credible online medium, we would not have taken him serious; and for the fact that friends in the media have been asking for response, we would not have reacted.
“However, rather than exchange words with the governor, we would call on members of the public to please sympathize with the governor and pray for him, as he is obviously manifesting outgoing syndrome resulting from political amnesia, loss of touch with reality and fear of life after office.
“For an individual to attempt to play God, and assault the collective intelligence of the well informed people of Ogun State by telling them who the next governor of Ogun State will be, as if he has already written the results, shows that such person deserves our pity; we don’t need to exchange words with him, but to actually sympathize with him on his present state of paranoia on Prince Dapo Abiodun.
“The constant, unceasing and monotonous attacks on Dapo Abiodun by the governor and his minions shows that our candidate and his imminent victory is only a matter of weeks.
“We challenge the governor to publish the recent survey he commissioned and which he read to some leaders in his house last week, wherein it was revealed that his preferred governorship candidate will not only lose the election, but also lose in the governor’s hitherto strongholds of Ifo, Ewekoro and Ado Odo Ota local governments.
“Our party and candidate will remain focused, maintain decorum and continue to sell out policies and programmes to the good and discerning people of Ogun State, even as we are sure of victory.”