- Segun Odegbami says he wants to be the next governor of Ogun state
- Odegbami says he knows his decision will elicit various reactions
- Hem however, notes that those who had heard about his ambition are excited
Segun Odegbami, a former Nigerian footballer and sports administrator, has declared his interest to slug it out with other political contenders for the governorship seat in Ogun state ahead of 2019. He did not reveal the political platform through which he wants to achieve this.
Odegbami, according to Premium Times, stated this in a post on Facebook.
“I am going to stay around for a little while longer, still watch and report any interesting events around here, and properly think through my next project.
“Now more than ever before I know for sure why I want to contest for the office of governor of my state. The thought of a footballer in government house excites many who have heard the rumour here. It will surely attract all manner of reactions back in my state,” he said in the post.
The football administrator added: “Politics in the most sophisticated environment in Nigeria, for all things progressive, may never be the same again. I am looking forward to the challenge in faith and with hope.”
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state on Tuesday, April 10, declared that his successor would be a woman and a whiz kid.
It was reported 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.
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.
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"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."
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