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Amosun enters Ogun Senate race, joining primary that could test party loyalty

Ogun state governor Ibikunle Amosun announced Wednesday that he is running for the Senate, jumping into a contest that could feature one of the year’s most divisive and consequential APC primaries and test the governor’s loyalty to the party.

Amosun joins the APC field vying for the nomination to abruptly send Senator Lanre Tejuosho packing.

” I am glad that President Muhammadu Buhari wants me back in the Senate, he told me that, so I have no problem, Tejuosho said Tuesday.

The primary could pull the party and the president in competing directions, Per Second News gathered.

“Mr President, your son has returned home,” Mr Tejuoso was quoted as saying at a recent meeting with the Southwest APC, while introducing himself to the president.

Tejuosho and the President

But a day after the senator told the president he had returned to the APC, the party in his Ogun State was distancing itself from the lawmaker.

The APC in Ogun State described Mr Tejuoso as a betrayer.

Recent polls suggests the approval ratings of Governor Amosun has gone down with the people.

 

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Written by Opeyemi Abegunde

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