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Former Organising Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in Ogun state , Francis Gbenga Adenmosun has tackled former Presidential Aide, Dr. Doyin Okupe over his claim that former governor of Ogun state ,Senator Ibikunle Amosun had served as his campaign coordinator in 2003 in the state.
Okupe who featured on the Morning Show programme of Arise Television, few days ago said Amosun served as his Campaign coordinator in Ogun Central while he was campaigning as governorship aspirant in the state on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party .
Adenmosun said he was the Secretary of PDP, Ogun Central Elders Caucus and Campaign Coordinator for Amosun then, during Amosun Senatorial Campaign between 2001 and 2003.
He said he could authoritatively say that Amosun was a candidate and that Okuoe’s memory might have failed him for uttering the statement ,
The statement read “My attention has been drawn by many concerned stakeholders in Ogun State to a recent statement credited to a former Presidential Aide, Dr. Doyin Okupe, while featuring on the Morning Show programme of Arise Television, few days ago.
“In the interview, which I also watched, Dr. Okupe made an allegation that the former Governor of Ogun State and two-term Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Ibikunle Amosun was his (Okupe’s) campaign coordinator in Ogun Central Senatorial District during the run up to the 2003 gubernatorial election.
“I must say that I was rather taken aback by the strange claims made by Dr. Okupe in a public medium, indeed, I can only assume that his memory somehow fails him. It is on record that I was the Secretary of PDP, Ogun Central Elders Caucus and Campaign Coordinator for Senator Ibikunle Amosun during his Senatorial Campaign between 2001 and 2003, and I can authoritatively say that Senator Amosun was a candidate himself and definitely not the campaign coordinator for Dr. Okupe. Indeed, as a Candidate himself, it would not have been possible for him (SIA) to have been the campaign coordinator for Dr. Okupe or any other candidates.
“Indeed, if any of the 2003 Gubernatorial Candidates in Ogun State received the overt and covert support of SIA, it is Otunba Gbenga Daniel whom Senator Amosun openly identified with and supported throughout the run up to the gubernatorial election.
“Of course, I am aware that SIA, like he did to many of the aspirants and candidates, also supported Dr. Okupe’s governorship aspiration materially, but he was never his coordinator in Ogun Central or any other parts of Ogun State.”