Why Governor Abiodun must be removed from office

A former governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, has damaged his silence over the 2019 governorship election, saying the incumbent, Governor Dapo Abiodun, have to be be faraway from workplace.

Mr Amosun mentioned the 2019 election was rigged in favour of the governor, including that those that rigged the election had apologised to him. He didn’t point out names.

The fast previous governor spoke on Friday night, throughout an interview with journalists after receiving an award from the Abeokuta Membership to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the affiliation.

Mr Amosun mentioned he was not in help of Mr Abiodun’s administration, saying the governor should vacate his seat on the expiration of his first 4 12 months time period.

He additionally assured his supporters that his subsequent line of motion would quickly be made public.

“Properly, I’m completely satisfied. When you’re in a spot and they’re telling you that you’ve carried out the work of 4 or 5 governors altogether. I really feel elated. I’m completely satisfied that they appreciated our little efforts,” mentioned Mr Amosun.

“Simply wait, very quickly, you’ll hear the place we’re going subsequent. Clearly, you recognize my stand, and my stand is my stand. I’m not supporting this administration that’s there now. He have to be eliminated.”


In 2019, though a member of the APC, Mr Amosun had backed Adekunle Akinlade, the Allied Peoples Motion (APM) governorship candidate, towards Mr Abiodun.

Mr Abiodun finally gained the 2019 election with a margin of 19,517 votes.

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Mr Abiodun polled 241,670 votes to defeat Mr Akinlade who had 222,153 votes.

Mr Amosun had instructed his supporters to not have interaction in a disagreement with the federal government till after three years.

APC reacts

In a swift response, the publicity secretary of the APC in Ogun State, Tunde Oladunjoye, dismissed Mr Amosun’s declare.

Mr Oladunjoye mentioned the previous governor is “clearly affected by political amnesia and out-of-office loneliness enjoining the Ogun individuals to hope for him.”

Mr Oladunjoye described Mr Amosun’s declare as an insult to the psyche of the individuals.

He mentioned “it’s a unhappy indication that the previous governor is but to purge himself of utmost vanity and intolerance that have been his logos, which earned him suspension from our occasion, whilst a sitting governor.”

“There’s absolute no fact within the specious utterance of the previous governor who is clearly nonetheless sulking from the electoral defeat of his surrogate occasion in 2019,” he mentioned.

“Our occasion and candidate not solely gained truthful and sq., the victory of Prince Dapo Abiodun was additionally attested to by his co-contestants, a lot of whom later joined APC and are nonetheless in APC.

“It’s on file that most of the then opposition figures like former Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Alhaja Salmat Badru, the deputy governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP), Mr Rueben Abati, GNI and others served within the Financial Transition Committee chaired by Mr Tunde Lemo, which was arrange by Prince Dapo Abiodun instantly after the elections.”

Mr Oladunjoye accused the previous governor of littering the state with unfinished tasks regardless of paying for them “100 per cent upfront.”

“Regardless of the handover with no handover be aware, regardless of the wanton destruction of public services together with pipe-borne water faucets in Abeokuta, and however the untoward provocations and shenanigans; Governor Abiodun remained centered and decided to depart Ogun State significantly better than he met it.”

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