Ogun Governor Dapo Abiodun announced on Tuesday that the state would support Deputy President Yemi Osinbajo.
The governor was at loggerheads over Osinbajo and former Lagos regional governor Bola Tinubu.
Meanwhile, both Osinbajo and Tinubu were instrumental in Abiodun’s victory in the run-up to the election of Governor Ibikunle Amosun, Abdulkabir Akinlade in the last election.
Insiders said the two were expecting loyalty and support from the troubled governor now.
Also, his cabinet members are divided as some support Osinbajo’s bid while others strongly support Tinubu.
A source said that Abiodun had not yet given instructions to his aides on who to support between Tinubu and Osinbajo.
But Abiodun on Tuesday said Ogun would support Osinbajo, a native of Ikenne in the Ikenne LGA.
He said support would enable him to pursue some of the best plans for President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Speaking at a stakeholder meeting with the VP held at Akarigbo Palace Sagamu, Alake Palace in Abeokuta and Presidential Lodge, Ibara, Abeokuta, and the Palace of Olu of Ilaro and the Great Governor of Yewaland, u -Abiodun said Osinbajo in the end. for seven years, he was instrumental in many of the achievements recorded by the coalition government, noting that “he is best qualified to lead the country.”
The governor, who praised the VP’s exploitation of education, recalled how he stood after his administrative election and described him as a man with a passion for fairness, justice, equality and the rule of law.
In his speech the VP said he was not in the province to campaign, but to inform his people of his intention to run for president.
Osinbajo said he had consulted extensively with all sections of the public, including President Muhammadu Buhari before throwing his hat in the ring to win over his boss.
Commenting on his contributions to the current coalition government, Osinbajo said he was actively involved in the reforms and restructuring of the judiciary to ensure that the judges were properly accounted for.