2023: Amosun Denies Forging Alliance With Tinubu
Ahead of the All Progressives Congress APC, presidential primaries later this month, former governor of Ogun State and presidential aspirant Senator Ibikunle Amosun has denied claims that he forged alliance with the National Leader of the party and Presidential Aspirant, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
This was denied in a statement by Amosun’s media aide, Bola Adeyemi on Sunday.
Amosun also disregarded rumours that he attended the screening exercise for Senatorial aspirants held on Sunday.
He said he is not cut out for aligning with any other presidential aspirant, saying he is in the race to secure the APC presidential ticket.
He said he was never at the screening exercise because he didn’t purchase nomination and expression of interest forms for senatorial election.
The statement reads in part, “The attention of Senator Ibikunle Amosun has been drawn to two news stories trending in the social media.
“The first falsely claims that Senator Amosun has been cleared to contest for the Senate.
“The second claims that Senator Amosun is set to align with a named presidential aspirant for the presidential contest.
“The two news stories are false. They are instances of the brand of politics that responsible Nigerians abhor.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Senator Amosun procured only the forms for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress(APC) and did not attend the screening exercise for Senatorial aspirants because he is not one.
“Also, Senator Amosun is in the race for the presidential ticket of the APC and has no plans to align with any politician in the race.
“The false news stories should be dismissed.”