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Few hours after former governor of Ogun state ,Senator Ibikunle Amosun held a mega rally in Abeokuta, the state capital, the state governor ,Dapo Abiodun fumed, declaring that there are no two governors in the state .
Both Amosun and Abiodun are Chieftains of the All Progressives Congress in the state and have been at loggerheads over the structure of the party in the state .
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the party structure was taken away from Amosun prior to 2019 and handed it over to Abiodun who became the party’s governorship candidate in a controversial manner.
The crisis however took another dimension on Thursday, few hours after Amosun held a mega rally where he engaged in a test of popularity around Abeokuta .
Amosun had taken to the streets of Abeokuta and shut down the state capital for hours as scores of residents followed him when he engaged in walking about the streets .
The former governor had addressed his supporters at Alake palace ground where he urged them to remain in the party and throw their support behind the APC presidential candidate ,Bola Tinubu.
Amosun later decided to trek around some major streets of Abeokuta which sparked off positive reaction from the traders, motorists and residents of the state .
However, the incumbent governor who could not stomach Amosun’s action, dispelled a rumour ,saying, there is no other governor in the state .
In what could be described as a coincidence, Abiodun received the donation of some vehicles and motorcycles from some members of the APC in Ogun Central Senatorial District, the same district Amosun is representing at the Senate .
Abiodun, while speaking after receiving the donation, said that his administration would not be bothered by architects of confusion in the state.
He said he would rather continue to leave the doors of his administration open to all those who want to constructively engage with it.
He described as unfounded rumours and illusion that there is another governor aside his humble self.
He said “It is very unfortunate what desperation and frustration can push people to do. We will not be distracted by the architectures of confusion, but we will continue to leave our doors open to those that want to constructively engage with us and join with us.
“Those whose intentions are genuine that want to come back home and be part of our fold, I am using this medium to assure them that our doors are wide open.
“For all those that have been confused, all those that have been deceived, all those that have been misled, I am sure, by now, things are very clear to them. There is only one governor in this state as there can only be one governor at a state at a time. By the grace of God, I am the only governor that Ogun State has, any other person or imposter is only doing a macabre dance.”