The Ogun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has said that the state Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, deserves to be pitied by the people of the state.
The party said the call to pity Amosun was due to his recent comments that his favoured governorship candidate, Abdulkabir Akinlade of the Allied Peoples Movement, would defeat his APC counterpart, Dapo Abiodun.
The governor was reported by some newspapers (The PUNCH not included) to have said this during the crossover fanfare on Monday at Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta.
The party attributed Amosun’s statement to what it called “outgoing syndrome, emanating from political amnesia and loss of touch with reality.”
In a statement in Abeokuta on Wednesday by the Publicity Secretary to its Caretaker Committee in the state, Tunde, Oladunjoye, the party said the governor deserved sympathy.
The statement, “But for the fact that the reported outburst of the governor was reported by a credible online medium, we would not have taken him seriously; and for the fact that friends in the media have been asking for response, we would not have reacted.
“However, rather than exchange words with the governor, we would call on members of the public to please sympathise with the governor and pray for him, as he is obviously manifesting outgoing syndrome resulting from political amnesia, loss of touch with reality and fear of life after office.
“For an individual to attempt to play God, and assault the collective intelligence of the well- informed people of Ogun State by telling them who the next governor of Ogun State will be, as if he has already written the results, show that such a person deserves our pity.
“We don’t need to exchange words with him, but, to actually sympathise with him on his present state of paranoia.
“The constant, unceasing and monotonous attacks on Dapo Abiodun by the governor and his minions show that our candidate is the leading contestant and his imminent victory is only a matter of weeks.
“We challenge the governor to publish the recent survey he commissioned and which he read to some leaders in his house last week, wherein it was revealed that his preferred governorship candidate would not only lose the election, but also lose in the governor’s hitherto strongholds of Ifo, Ewekoro and Ado Odo Ota Local Governments.”
Oladunjoye said the party and its candidate would remain focused and continue to sell its policies and programmes to the people of the state.