- Prince Dapo Abiodun has been congratulated by PDP governorship candidate on his victory as the governor-elect of Ogun state
- According to Senator Kashamu, INEC and the security agencies did a good job in the poll
- Kashamu urged the people to support the winners of the election to move the country and state forward
Senator Buruji Kashamu, Ogun state governorship candidate of the PDP, visited and congratulated governor-elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun, over his electoral victory in the just concluded governorship election in the state.
Kashamu who is currently representing Ogun East senatorial district at the National Assembly on Monday, March 11, arrived at the Iperu-Remo residence of Abiodun, at about 2:30pm, and was accompanied by PDP loyalists.
Vanguard reports that Kashamu, in a statement, thanked God for giving him the grace to be part of the electoral process. He also thanked God that all through the intra-party struggle the campaign no life was lost.
Kashamu expressed his gratitude to the people of Ogun state for standing by him.
The statement read: "I appreciate all those who voted for me and those who did not. My appreciation also goes to the traditional rulers and various religious and interest groups for their support.To everyone who supported me financially and morally, I am eternally grateful.
“Kudos to my wife and other members of my family; my running mate, Reuben Abati; director-general of the Kashamu-Abati campaign organisation, Remilekun Bakare and everyone who worked at campaign organisation.I appreciate the time and sacrifice that you put into the struggle.
"Yes, it was a struggle against arbitrariness, injustice and the overbearing attitude of some of our political actors. We put in our best. But, from the outcome of the election, our best was not good enough. May Almighty God take control of the rest."
According to him, while other parties were campaign, the PDP spent most of the time going in and out of court following controversy over the party's authentic candidate.
“While my friend and brother, Prince Dapo Abiodun had the backing of the federal government and the political generalissimo, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Governor Ibikunle Amosun threw his weight and state machinery behind Honourable Adekunle Akinlade of the Allied Peoples Movement.
“Like I said during the campaign, I was the candidate of the Almighty God and the masses. I have been a one-man battalion without any federal or state machinery. I did my best to stand for our dear Ogun State, all by myself with the support of a few friends here and there," he added.
Kashamu said he was grateful to God for how everything turned out, adding that he believes the outcome of the election is the will of Almighty Allah and the good people of Ogun state.
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He said: “And so, I congratulate my friend and brother, Prince Dapo Abiodun on his election as the Governor-elect of Ogun state. I also wish to thank President Buhari, INEC and the security agencies for providing a level-playing field.”
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported that Dapo Abiodun, the Ogun state governor-elect, said he had no grudges against the outgoing governor of the state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
Abiodun stated this on Monday, March 11, during his victory speech at a news conference in Iperu area of the state.
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