A former Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun has denied claims that he is fuelling crisis in the Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
A statement sent to SaharaReporters from his media office, signed by Bola Adeyemi, dismissed the allegations made by The United Front (TUF), a group within the Oyo State chapter of the APC.
It had also accused Amosun of sponsoring members of the Unity Forum in the state, which include Prof. Adeolu Akande, Alhaji Fatai Ibikunle, Bayo Shittu, Dr. Ismail Adewusi to divide the party.
“Amosun takes absolute delight in the fragmentation of Oyo APC for the purpose of extending the web of schism he established in Ogun APC to other parts of the South-West,” it had alleged among other things.
“His divisive ego-trip in Oyo State can be traced to the build-up to the 2019 elections when he extensively bankrolled Unity Forum to tear the fabrics of the party’s wholeness apart – a move that triggered the inevitable lacklustre performance of the party in the gubernatorial polls.”
However, Amosun has said he should not be dragged into Oyo State politics.
Adeyemi, in the statement, said, “I hereby state categorically that the story is false in its entirety. Senator Amosun is from Ogun State and is not in any way involved in the politics of Oyo State nor fuelling crisis in any State in the country.
“It remains unthinkable why Senator Amosun’s name is being dragged into a matter which he knows nothing about. Senator Amosun will rather advise members of the APC in Oyo State to find a way to resolve their differences rather than engaging in name dropping. Senator Amosun’s name should not be dragged into the politics of Oyo State.
“For the records, Senator Amosun is not involved in the politics of APC in Oyo State or the politics of other parties in Oyo State or any other State in Nigeria.”