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Former governor of Ogun State Olusegun Osoba has commended Ibikunle Amosun, the incumbent governor of the state, for a peaceful ward congresses of All Progressive Congress (APC).
He made the commendation when Governor Amosun paid him a re-conciliatory visit at his Lagos residence.
The epic visit has been described by political analysts as moves geared towards consolidating on the ruling party’s firm grip on Ogun in 2019 elections.
Insiders said the high point of their meeting was on Saturday’s ward congresses in the state, which went violence-free.
“The past disagreement among party members is normal in a democratic dispensation. Disagreement is bound to happen in politics, but the resolution of such crisis is a sign of maturity.
“It is a sure step to protect and sustain the legacies of statesmen like the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo,” Osoba said.
In other parts of the country, the congress was characterised by violence due to accusation and counter accusations withing the party.
Osoba, who hailed the governor for his mediation, said settling of the differences between the two camps was a pointer to the victory of the party in the state in 2019 general Elections.
Visit was a sign of respect and appreciation-Amosun
Then visitor on his part, said the visit was a sign of respect and appreciation to Osoba, for his role in the unification meeting.
Infobase.com.ng recently reported the meeting between the loyalists of Osoba and Amosun at Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, where they discussed ward congresses held last Saturday and strategies for the 2019 elections.
“APC is now one big, strong and united family in the state,” Amosun said.
Those who attended the meeting with the governor’s team, include Senator Adegbenga Kaka, Senator Gbenga Obadara, a former Social Democratic Party governorship candidate in the state, Senator Akin Odunsi, Adekunle Adeyemi, Abiodun Adudu-Balogun and Bukola Braimoh.
Nigeria’s 2019 general Elections are expected to redefine the country’s political landscape as Nigerians, particularly the youths, are now showing more interest in politics.