The Ogun State governor Ibikunle Amosun has declared that his successor would be a woman and ‘a whiz kid’, TOPNAIJA.NG reports.
The Governor’s declaration apparently shocked members of his cabinet who were with him at a World Press conference to herald the 3rd African Drum Festival at MITROS Suites and residences, Ibara GRA, Abeokuta.
Amosun, who was fielding questions from newsmen 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,” he said.
He assured that with what his administration had achieved, the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, would win the 2019 elections.
Before now, there has been speculations that the governor had settled for the choice of a Canadian-based Mrs. Titi Odunfa Adeoye as the party’s candidate in Ogun state come 2019.
He was quoted to have said at a recent fora, 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.