The Allied Peoples Movement, APM, has officially adopted President Muhammadu Buhari as its presidential candidate.
Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun in company with APM’s National Chairman, Alhaji Yusuf Dantalle presented the adoption letter to Buhari on Monday at the Villa.
Recall that Amosun, who is Ogun Central Senatorial candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, is locked in a battle with the leadership of the ruling party after the latter stood against him and having his preferred candidate, Mr. Adekunle Akinlade, as the party gubernatorial candidate in the state.
In turn, Akinlade and some loyalists of the governor exited APC to join APM, where the former became the governorship candidate of the party.
Speaking with State House correspondents after emerging from the meeting with Buhari, Amosun said he merely kept a promise he earlier made to bring the adoption letter to the President personally.
The governor said, “You will recall that just last week, we made public that the APM had adopted President Buhari as the presidential candidate.
“I had promised to bring the letter they (APM) had given me to present to him and that is what we came to do today. And you know Mr. President is a very gracious human being; he is a man with a good heart.
“He said if a party has adopted him, it is only fair he acknowledges the party and the chairman. That is why we are here.
“I have said that anybody that is for President Muhammadu Buhari is for me. We will embrace such a party, such persons, such an organisation wholeheartedly, and that is what I am doing and that is what we are doing in Ogun State.
“Clearly, Mr. President will have massive votes in Ogun State in the coming election.”