- Governor Ibikunle Amosun has finally revealed details about his successor in 2019
- Amosun's second term would end on May 29, 2019
- He said that a female, whiz kid would succeed him, contrary to people's perception
Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state on Tuesday, April 10, declared that his successor would be a woman and a whiz kid.
Daily Trust reports that his disclosure apparently shocked members of his cabinet who were with him at the world press conference venue to herald the 3rd African drum festival at Mitos suites and residences, Ibara GRA, Abeokuta.
NAIJ.com gathered that the declaration might have laid to rest what has been months of speculations about Amosun's successor.
The governor who was responding to newsmen question on the sustainability of the drum festival after his tenure ends next year, assured that his choice of replacement would be "a whiz kid, who will surpass him in all ramifications.”
"Let me say this. A woman is going to be next governor of Ogun state. She is a whiz kid that will key into what we have been doing in the last eight years."
Amosun assured that with the performance of his administration, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would win the 2019 elections.
Before this development, it was alleged that the governor had settled for the choice of a Canadian-based Titi Odunfa Adeoye as the party's candidate in Ogun state come 2019.
As he was quoted as having said at a recent forum that, "My candidate will not be politician, not even in APC," the disclosure on Tuesday, may have further put to rest all permutations and calculations even in the ruling APC in the state.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that a report by the Independent indicated that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, national leader of the ruling APC and Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state engaged in a supremacy battle over the control of the southwest region ahead of the 2019 elections.
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