Tuesday, December 2, 2014 8:00 am
Abiodun Onafuye/AbeokutaGovernor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State,southwest, Nigeria has been cleared as the sole candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the governorship election next year.
The National Screening Committee for Governorship Aspirants (South West) of the party gave him the clearance Monday.
The Chairman of the Screening Committee, who is also a former governor of Gombe State, Senator Danjuma Goje, said that Amosun was the only candidate in the state as at the end of sale of forms and the screening exercise.
He presented the screening certificate to the governor in Lagos.
Goje commended the governor for his strides since assuming office, saying he now has the green light to go into the party’s primaries.
According to him, “We have just concluded screening and sale of forms. Governor Amosun is the only candidate from Ogun State. I want to commend him for the good works he is doing for our party, the good people of the State and his various strides since he assumed office. God will help our party come 2015 to effect the needed change in this country,”former governor Goje stated.
Amosun commended the party’s leadership for the cream of experienced statesmen who made up the Screening Committee, pointing out that, he alongside his colleagues, would still fly the flag of APC in Ogun.
Amosun stated that the party’s manifesto, which is development-oriented is paramount to the present administration in the Gateway State.
The governor expressed optimism that APC will be victorious in the Presidential election, and would thereby extend development to the length and breadth of the country.