A former governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba, has urged the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to underestimate the threat of the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, but fight him to wrestle Ekiti from his grip in 2018.
Osoba also advised members of the party to work in unison to win both Ekiti and Osun elections in 2018; stressing that the outcome of the elections will determine Ogun and Oyo general polls in 2019.
The APC chieftain said this while addressing party leaders and supporters in his Ibara Government Reservation Area (GRA) residence in Abeokuta.
The former governor noted that the APC needed to embrace internal democracy and shun all manner of imposition to strengthen its chances in the coming elections.
Osoba said some ex-governors that installed ‘anointed candidates’ became sworn enemies with them months after.
He said: “Don’t let us underestimate Fayose. You must fight him.
“We cannot afford to play with Osun either. Those two states are important. If we
can do clear primaries in these two states and APC wins, then whatever happen in Ekiti and Osun must happen in Oyo and Ogun when it gets to our turn to deliver.”
It could be recalled that Osoba had earlier said no single individual within the APC, no matter how highly placed, could determine where the next governor of the state would come from in 2019.