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I’m Not Afraid of Buhari – Amosun

The Executive Govenor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun has denied saying he fears President Muhammadu Buhari.


One of the National dailies quoted Amosun to have said that he fears God and Buhari.

He was reported to have said this while addressing leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress at the party secretariat in Abeokuta.

Troubles between the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole and Amosun escalated on Friday after Oshiomhole dissolved the State executive committee and inaugurated the state caretaker committee.

Amosun had been at loggerhead with Oshiomhole after the APC Chairman dashed his hope of installing his preferred and anointed candidate for the 2019 governorship election.

Amosun expressed shock over the report on Saturday that he was afraid of Buhari. He stated that he was only afraid of God.

Reacting to the report, Amosun said “To put the record straight, I never said I fear President Muhammadu Buhari. I only said I fear God. I don’t fear President Buhari,” Amosun said during the 2018 Christmas Carol and Service of Nine Lessons organised by the state government in Abeokuta, the state capital.

He said, “You know this is our time as politicians, a time when politicians will call black, blue.

“Yesterday (Friday), I held a  meeting with our people, and the way I started was that, I was brought up to fear God.

“But I saw newspapers this morning (Saturday) that Amosun says he fears  God and Buhari.

“No! It is only God I fear, the one that is alive, the only one that will say a thing no one can change. That is the only God that I fear.

“Of course, I respect President Buhari. I love him and he loves me too. I know him, he fears God because he is from God. He doesn’t beg for respect, he commands and earns it. So, it is only God that I fear.”