Prince Segun Adesegun declaring his gubernatorial ambition at Iwe Iroyin on Friday

ABEOKUTA – A former Deputy Governor to Senator Ibikunle Amosun in the last dispensation and APC governorship aspirant in Ogun State, Prince Segun Adesegun has admitted that, he cannot play money politics to actualise his guber ambition.

Adesegun maintained that, he would rather play politics of idea, knowledgeb-ased and economically driven policies than to resorts to money bag politics.

The former commissioner disclosed this on Friday to newsmen while declaring his governorship ambition to journalists at the NUJ Press Centre, Iwe-Iroyin House, Oke-Ilewo, in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The Ago-Iwoye born politician said the call for Yewa Agenda in some quarters was a personal plea by the state governor to support the region, which was not binding on the party members.

Adesegun who said all other stakeholders clamouring for Yewa governor are making, noted that his aspiration should not be assumed as acting on Chief Segun Osoba orders, a former governor of the state.

“I am a product of my father who was a former majority leader of Ogun State House of Assembly and a product of late Olabisi Onabanjo. I have contested at different level in politics, before Osoba appointed me as commissioner.

“Alot of people conveniently do not know that. I belong to the progressive. I have my own heart, and whatever I do should not be assumed to be acting on behalf of Osoba.

“On zoning, there’s a difference between a plea and directive. A directive can be given by who has authority, a plea can be said by anybody. It’s just like a story which can be fiction, but cannot be factual. But I want to tell you that Ogun State is an amalgamation of Ijebu province and Egba province.

“The division of Ogun State are four. History is a matter of fact, that cannot be disputed by anybody. Facts are different from fiction. There can be a plea, for all I know, all those speaking on Yewa agenda are only making pleas”, Prince Adesegun averred

Speaking on the direct primaries adopted by APC, Prince Segun Adesegun emphasized that, as party faithful, it was wrong for any party member to query the decision of the party leadership, saying it is “not debatable”.


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