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Ogun Guber Race: Amosun’s candidate agrees to share power, contracts with Adebutu, signs MoU

In efforts to win the Ogun state governorship election, Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Adekunle Akinlade and Ladi Adebutu, who lost the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun have agreed on how to share power and split contracts in case the APM candidate wins.

Documents made available to newsheadline247 showed how Adekunle Akinlade, governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), and Ladi Adebutu, who lost the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun, agreed on who will get what in the yet to be formed government.

The two politicians are serving members of the house of representatives.

Akinlade, the preferred candidate of the outgoing governor Amosun defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the APM after losing the party’s ticket to Prince Dapo Abiodun.

Adebutu also lost the PDP governorship ticket to Buruji Kashamu, a serving senator, representing Ogun east.

With the alliance between the duo, Adebutu is expected to mobilise members of his faction of the PDP to support Akinlade’s victory.

The agreement is to be valid for a period of three years from the March 7 date when it was signed.

“The parties hereby agree to work together and support to ensure the victory of Hon. Akinlade at the March 09, 2019 Governorship election in Ogun State,” the document read.

“That Senator Amosun and Hon. Akinlade hereby agree and Ladi Adebutu concur to the following allocation of positions in Government and immediate attention to the infrastructure projects as listed herewith:

“Commissioners (2), Senior Special Assistants (3), Special Advisers (2), Special Assistants (5), Chairman — SUBEB or Local Government Service Commission, DG-Lands or OPIC Chairman.”

The agreement also includes the award of contracts for “100 kilometres of community roads per federal constituency per annum, Ilisan-Ago Iwoye road, Iperu/Ilisan cargo airport (reactivation), OKFTZ, 5 mini-waterworks including reticulations per federal constituency, Sagamu-Ogijo-Ikorodu dualisation, Ijebu Ode-Ejinrin dualisation and Oba Erinwole By-Pass Sagamu.”

Also included in the agreement for the Adebutu-led group are appointments in executive director and director positions in key federal government agencies. The agencies include “MINT, FHA, FERMA, BOI, FEDERAL MORTGAGE BANK, OGUN-OSUN RIVER BASIN, NERFUND, PTDF, SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION-fCT, NIGERIA AGRICULTURAL BANK, NIGERIA RAILWAY CORPORATION, PRO-CHANCELLOR (ANY FEDERAL UNIVERSITY), DUKE, NAPIEMS.”

“The understanding is made with a copious note that Sen Ibikunle Amosun and Hon Akinlade, have respectfully agreed to implement all the above stated clauses with each assuming shared responsibilities on those projects in Ogun Central and West Districts respectfully,” the document read.

 

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