Akinlade Laments On The ‘Hopelessness Of The 211 Wards Of Ogun State.
There may be trouble in the loyal relationship between Governor Ibikunle Amosun and his preferred governorship candidate, Hon. Abdulkabir Akinlade as the latter accused his godfather of leaving the people of Ogun State hopeless.
The governor, he said, was leaving the state hopeless for the next administration.
He lamented all he saw during his campaign tour across the 211wards out of the 236 wards in the state was “hopelessness of people.”
Naija News recalls that Akinlade, who has left the All Progressive Congress, APC for his present party Allied Peoples Movement (APM) gubernatorial candidate, has since enjoyed the support of Governor Amosun.
The House of Representatives member representing Yewa South and Ipokia Federal Constituency made the comment while fielding questions at the just- concluded BBC Yoruba gubernatorial debate at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library(OOPL), Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
The APM candidate, who was aide to Amosun on Revenue matters during his first term in office, made the comment in Yoruba to the consternation of the audience at the debate considering his affinity with Amosun and his administration in the last seven years and eight months.
“I have covered 211 wards in Ogun state and have seen the hopelessness of people,” Akinlade said.
Another gubernatorial candidate at the debate, Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka of the African Democratic Congress(ADC) lauded Akinlade for speaking the truth.
Isiaka noted that on his part, he has covered the whole 236 wards about four times since 2011 and was conversant with the hopelessness of the people in the state.
This, he said, formed his quest for the governorship seat come March 2 to enable him to change the narrative of the people’s situation.