The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has denied what he referred to as speculations of disaffection between him and President Muhammadu Buhari by political opponents.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the governor described some allegations against the president, attributed to him, as ‘lies’.
He stressed that their relationship transcends partisan politics, adding that it remains strong despite the efforts of those trying to cause disaffection between them.
Amosun said, “The ultimate aim of the purveyors of these unconscionable falsehoods is to drive a wedge between me and the president and tarnish my hard-earned reputation.”
He further stated that their actual target is the President, in order to achieve their grand plan of dominating the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“The target of this grand campaign of calumny is actually our dear President Muhammadu Buhari.
“For the avoidance of doubt, let me state categorically that the people trying to cause disaffection between those of us loyal and committed to Mr President and the success of APC, are plotting to strip Mr President bare, so that their grand design to achieve unfettered domination of the party would be achieved,” the governor said.