The former governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun who has just been announced as the Senate chairman on capital market is not totally happy with his appointment.
This was revealed by a close associate of the Senate President names withheld, who confided in our source on how Senator Amosun allegedly ran from pillar to post to secure either the finance or appropriation committee chairman.
The source further alleged that Amosun used his closeness to the President to mount pressure on the Senate President to assign any of the two juicy committees to him. The Senate President made it clear that the appropriation committee is going to the North West while the Finance is going to the South West.
With a hint that the Senate President is likely considering Senator Olamilekan Adeola YAYI representing Lagos west due to his vast experience and proven antecedents in the accounting field, Amosun made a move by giving the Senate President a cash gift of $1m as a congratulatory token for his emergence as the Senate President of Nigeria.
At the meeting, the source revealed that the Senate President was blunt but polite. The Senate President thanked Amosun for his generosity but quickly added that such a huge amount of money isn’t needed for him to make fair decisions. He added that if Senator Amosun was there to discuss the finance committee, he told him politely that it is Senator Adeola YAYI’s to lose.
At this point, Senator Ibikunle Amosun allegedly stretched his hand to pick the bag containing the cash gift.
The Senate President assured the former governor that he will be given a committee that will make him proud as a ranking senator. This didn’t go down well with Amosun who left dejected and angry.