Exclusive: Tobi Odebiyi Is Amosun’s ‘Anointed’ Successor
By Sola Sadiq – –
After months of speculations, Ogun State Governor, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, has finally settled for Chief Tobi Odebiyi as his ‘anointed’ successor in 2019, it has been exclusively gathered.
To accustom his preferred choice to the demand and inner dictates of government operations in preparations for the task ahead, Amosun a few weeks ago, inaugurated Odebiyi as his new Chief of Staff.
Until his latest appointment, Odebiyi was a businessman with extensive interest in the real estate sector.
His choice as the ‘anointed successor’, according to sources would serve two main purpose: first, it would assuage the yearnings of the Yewa zone (Ogun West), to produce the next governor in 2019 for the first time in the history of the state; and second, for the incumbent governor to handover to a trusted hand with a solid family pedigree.
Odebiyi, unknown to many people, is the son of revered Senator in the Second Republic, Chief Jonathan Odebiyi.
Sources further disclosed that Odebiyi’s choice by Amosun, may have received the blessings of former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, an indigene of the state who is known to wield a lot of influence on Amosun’s decisions.