Ogun State Governor has reacted to calls by members of his party, APC, as the new leader of APC in the South-West.
This is because Amosun was noted to have played a major role in the emergence of Rotimi Akeredolu as Ondo governor-elect.
Amosun said, “I refer to the emerging tendency of referring to me as the New Leader of APC in the South West’.
“When that phrase was first brought to my attention, I ignored same as yet another distractive antics of the opposition.
“It has appeared rather more frequently in several other fora and publications, including respectable gatherings.
“I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, the leader or new leader of the APC in the South-west.
“I am a loyal party member, and I shall stand by our party and of course, with President Buhari.
“I am also obliged to respect all our leaders in the state, South-west and Nigeria.
“This is the minimum that is required of every party member by custom, and by the constitution of the party.
“I acknowledge that these are rather difficult times in the life of our party and in the nation.
“I am confident that we shall overcome and our party will come out even stronger, more viable and united.
“From the template that we inherited from our forbearers, it is usually earned.
“In political parlance, leadership also evolves.
“If we take this as our guide, even as governor, I have leaders from my state and at the national level.
“In all that I do, the bigger interest of our party remains the guiding principle for my actions, decisions and alliances.”
Amosun’s statement is obviously an alibi not to offend Bola Tinubu.