Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that evidence of the good works of Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State are so obvious that even the opposition and critics of the administration can’t deny.
Obasanjo, who lauded the governor for his performance in the last 34 months, said though accurate assessment of elected or appointed political office holders are better done when such people are no longer in power, he added that he would “stick out” his “neck” to appraise Amosun now.
According to the former president, who is also a prominent member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Amosun’s performance is “good”. The Ogun State governor belongs to the opposition, All Progressives Congress.
Obasanjo spoke yesterday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, at the occasion marking his 77th birthday, which held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL).
He said: “normally I don’t like to say things about politicians especially when they are still in power. It is only when politicians are out of power that you can assess them accurately but this one, I will stick out my neck a little bit. So far, so fairly good.
“Those of you who were here in Ogun state will testify. Even if you belong to a party which doesn’t like the governor, you must say yes I didn’t lie. I must thank you for what you’re doing for all of us”.
Governor Amosun, who was among dignitaries that graced Obasanjo’s birthday, described the former president as a “leader” whose love and passion for the continued progress, unity and survival of Nigeria is unrivaled.