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Governor Amosun opens up on reported defection from APC, reveals his candidate for 2019 presidency

- Governor Amosun reveals that he had been facing pressures to leave the APC since the recently held primary election

- Amosun, the governor of Ogun state, denies any plan to leave the ruling party on account of the primary election

- The governor says he remains loyal to and supports President Muhammadu Buhari's presidential ambition

The governor of Ogun, Ibikunle Amosun, has denied the rumour that he planned to dump the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to another party due to the recent alleged shoddy primary election held in the state.

He said the report was the figment of imagination of the writers.

The Nation quoted a statement from commissioner for information and strategy in the state, Otunba Dayo Adeneye, s saying Amosun wondered how he could be expected to quit a house he jointly built with other patriots.

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“It is true that enormous pressure was brought to bear on Governor Amosun to move to another party, because of the glaring injustice meted out to some party members at the recent primaries.

“But the governor maintained his stand that he would not decamp, especially on account of President Muhammadu Buhari, whose judgment and sense of justice, as the leader of the party, he cherishes and values immensely.

“For those who know Amosun over the years, his struggles are usually not about his own person but equity, justice and fairness for all, especially the downtrodden masses.

“President Buhari represents this spirit and Amosun will stand by him and with him in any party at all times and at all costs,” he said.

Earlier unconfirmed reports reaching NAIJ.com indicated that Senator Ibikunle Amosun dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for Accord Party.

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The news was announced on Twitter by a handle (@ogun_state) citing the state owned Ogun state television as its source.

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