A House of Representatives member, Oladipupo Adebutu, has said the influence of both Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, and a former governor of the state, Chief Olusegun Osoba, would not save the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from defeat in the state in 2019.
Adebutu, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, declared that his party was committed to reclaiming the state from APC in the next general elections.
He spoke during the inauguration of his constituency office in Isara, Remo North Local Government Area of the state.
Speaking against the backdrop of the return of Osoba to APC, the lawmaker, representing Remo Federal Constituency, said the ongoing reconciliation within the ruling party in the state is not a threat to the opposition PDP.
According to him, the ruling party’s reconciliation would soon hit the rocks because its members are strange bedfellows.
Adebutu said: “The truth of the matter is that it is not the first time we are seeing that reconciliation and we must remember that party was born from day one with strange bedfellows.”
“And gradually from day one when Amosun was brought in to become the gubernatorial candidate of that party barely five years ago, it did not take long before he attempted to swallow the heads of all the leaders of the party in the arrangement.
“And I don’t think his rationale or thinking has changed and I don’t see why it should change. After all, he is not going for further election. I don’t think he should bash the head, he should just swallow the whole body.”