Governor of Ogun state, Ibikunle Amosun on Monday dragged the National Chairman of Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Yusuf Dantalle, to the Presidential Villa, Abuja presenting a letter adopting President Muhammadu Buhari as the presidential candidate of the party for the 2019 election.
It could be recalled that APM is the party where Adekunle Akinlade, preferred governorship candidate of Amosun and many members of APC loyal to Gov Amosun defected to having failed to secure the 2019 gubernatorial ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for his anointed candidate, Akinlade.
The party had last week said it had resolved to resist extension of political hegemony to the state by “external forces” by voting the candidate of their choice in 2019 general elections.
Speaking to state house correspondents after meeting Buhari, Amosun said, “You will recall that just last week we made public that APM has adopted President Buhari as their presidential candidate. I had promised to bring the letter they had given me to present to him and that is what we came to do today, you know Mr. President is a gracious human being, he is a man with a good heart. He said if a party has adopted him, it is only fair he acknowledges the party and the chairman. That is why we are here.”