A former Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ogun Central Elders Caucus and Campaign Coordinator for Senator Ibikunle Amosun during his Senatorial Campaign between 2001 and 2003, Mr. Francis Gbenga Adenmosun, has faulted Dr. Doyin Okupe’s allegation that Amosun was his (Okupe)’s campaign coordinator.
While featuring on the Morning Show programme of ARISE NEWS few days ago, the former presidential aide had alleged that the former Governor of Ogun State and two-term Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senato Amosun was his (Okupe’s) campaign coordinator in Ogun Central Senatorial District during the run up to the 2003 gubernatorial election.
However, disputing that allegation, Adenmosun said he was taken aback by the strange claims made by Okupe in a public medium.
“It is on record that I was the Secretary of PDP, Ogun Central Elders Caucus and Campaign Coordinator for Senator Ibikunle Amosun during his Senatorial Campaign between 2001 and 2003, and I can authoritatively say that Senator Amosun was a candidate himself and definitely not the campaign coordinator for Okupe. Indeed, as a candidate himself, it would not have been possible for him (Amosun) to have been the campaign coordinator for Okupe or any other candidates,” he said in statement..
According to him, if any of the 2003 gubernatorial candidates in Ogun State received the overt and covert support of Amosun, it is Otunba Gbenga Daniel whom Amosun openly identified with and supported throughout the run up to the gubernatorial election.
“Of course, I am aware that Amosun, like he did to many of the aspirants and candidates, also supported Okupe’s governorship aspiration materially, but he was never his coordinator in Ogun Central or any other parts of Ogun State,” Adenmosun said.