*says Amosun is insincere as he collaborates with APC national leadership to frustrate internal democracy
Senator Gbenga Obadara, representing Ogun Central Senatorial district on Wednesday said that former governor of the state, Aremo Olusegun Osoba must not accept the apology of Governor Ibikunle Amosun. Obadara said Osoba, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) must not forgive Amosun except he rights the wrongs he has done.
Obadara, who is a member of a group loyal to Osoba disclosed that despite the fact that the state governor had asked the people of the state to apologise on his behalf to Osoba, his actions have not shown sincere repentance.
The federal lawmaker stated this Wednesday morning while featuring on a live programme on Rockcity 101.9 FM in Abeokuta, the state capital.
Many political analysts and observers have advised the two political gladiators to mend fences before the next general elections, warning that, their differences may spell doom for the party at the poll.
While appearing on the same station last Friday, governor Ibikunle Amosun had asked the people of the state to help him beg Osoba, who he described as his leader, extending a hand of friendship to the elder statesman.
But, the Senator has faulted the statement, saying the governor was not serious with the reconciliation.
While cataloguing the reasons why Amosun’s apology must not be accepted, Obadara accused the governor of not being a team player.
“The party is lopsided, our people paid for the congresses, but they were sidelined. When we complained to the national leadership of the party, they did nothing to it.
“In a state where five to six local governments do not have Commissioners, the governor does not have good advisers.
“Our leader, Aremo Olusegun Osoba was humiliated, he was abused, his house was defaced. The governor did not say anything about it. He neither phoned the leader nor went to his house since he became governor.
“The appointment he made since he assumed office is lopsided, so many local governments do not have representatives in his government. The governor had said all the National Assembly members in the state are inconsequential, we don’t have electoral values.
“He is not a team player, his commissioners cannot talk to us, they would be afraid that the governor must not know they are talking to us.
“Some of his loyalists said they will kill us and when we told him what his people told us, he said he did not send anybody.
He submitted that except justice is done, the former governor must not accept his apology. “If we did not get the required justice, definitely, we will take our fate in our hands,” Obadara declared.