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Friday, December 5, 2014

#HNNPolitics #APCPrimaries Big Hat Governor Amosun clinches #Ogun state ticket, Deputy declares on SDP

In Ogun where Amosun was the sole aspirant, it was a smooth ride for the governor. His deputy, Prince Segun Adesegun, has already run to the new Social Democratic Party on the platform of which he said he would also be contesting the governorship next year.

The primaries, which held under tight security, saw the governor securing 3,861 votes.

The event was supervised by state and national representatives of the Independent National Electoral Commission headed by Kehinde Mustapha.

In an interview with journalists after casting his vote, Amosun, who described the exercise as peaceful, said the outcome was a call on him to do more for the people of the state.

However, Adesegun said he had put what happened between him and the governor behind him, and that he was concerned with how to move the state forward.

He said, “I want to formally inform you today that I have formally joined the Social Democratic Party, where I will contest as one of the governorship aspirants.

“Today I have with me some leaders of the party. We have gone round the 20 local governments in the state, and I am happy with the response from the people; I believe the party will move the state forward.

With files from Punch Newspapers

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