Senator Ibikunle Amosun, the governor of Ogun State, Thursday, said the only offence he committed for which he is being castigated by some leaders of All Progressives Congress (APC) is the development of Abeokuta, the state capital, over other regions in the state.
The governor said no sane governor worth his salt would abandon the state capital to remain a glorified state capital that it was when he was voted in 2011.
Amosun stated this while kicking off his ward-to-ward Senatorial campaign across all the wards in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun Central Senatorial District.
While speaking at Owoowo Ward 9, the same ward from where he contested the senatorial seat in 2003, Amosun said it was uncharitable for anyone to accuse him of developing Abeokuta over other areas.
The governor said though priority was given to the state capital, he had never abandoned other areas in his infrastructural drive, accusing the unnamed leaders of being jealous of his achievements.
He said: “Why am I being castigated? Abeokuta was made the state capital over 40 years ago and the only offence I have committed is to have developed Abeokuta. But, I tell you, no sane governor will neglect Abeokuta, else that governor will see the result.
”I have never neglected other areas. We have one of the best flyovers and roads of our administration in Sagamu, there are two flyovers in Ijebu Ode with good roads and the same things are done in Ijebu Igbo and Yewa.
“What we’ve done is that when we do three things in Abeokuta, we do two or one in other places and we are running round day and night to get this done. I am not the first governor in Ogun State.”
But, I appreciate what they’ve done but if anybody castigate me? No governor worth his salt will abandon Abeokuta.”
While soliciting their votes in all the wards, Amosun appealed to the electorates not to trade their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) for monetary gains saying some politicians will come deceiving them.