- Ex-governor of Ogun state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun says he will not be supporting Governor Dapo Abiodun in the 2023 general election
- The duo who are both members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) have been in a heated brawl in the lead-up to the 2019 polls
- Senator Amosun during an event in Abeokuta on Friday, August 4, revealed that Governor Dapo is a product of electoral fraud
According to a report by Punch, Senator Amosun on Friday, August 4 revealed that the incumbent is a product of electoral fraud.
Legit.ng gathered that Amosun made this known after bagging an award from the Abeokuta Club to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the association.
Senator Amosun while speaking at the event stressed that the 2019 gubernatorial election was rigged in favour of Governor Dapo of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
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The governor made a clean swoop at the polls after displacing Adekunle Akinlade of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) by a wide made of 19,517 votes after Abiodun polled 241,670 votes to defeat Akinlade who had 222,153 votes.
Senator Amosun in his speech stated that he has left the past behind and that those who manipulated the election had since apologised.
“During the last election, thank God, Chief Osoba is here, I have said it, we won convincingly. They rigged, rigged, and ended up with 19,000.
“Some of them came to apologise to me. I can be mentioning names. We won that election. But I have moved on. We did our work. We will continue to do what we have to do. God will be with all of us.”
2023: I will not support Gov. Dapo - Senator Amosun
While addressing newsmen, Senator Amosun openly stated that he is not a supporter of the administration of the incumbent governor, Dapo Abiodun.
He stated vehemently that Governor Dapo must be removed in the forthcoming gubernatorial polls assuring supporters that work are already in progress to secure victory at the polls.
Senator Amosun said:
“Well, I am happy. When you are in a place and they are telling you that you have done the work of four or five governors altogether. I feel elated. I am happy that they appreciated our little efforts."
2023: Senator Amosun crowns himself APC leader in Ogun state
In another development, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has extolled himself as the leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ogun state.
He boasted that no politician in the state since former President Olusegun Obasanjo has served the state more than he did.
Insecurity: Ogun reveals how Amotekun will repel terrorists’ attack
Meanwhile, the Ogun state government has disclosed that the Amotekun corps in the state are manning the state forests against any terrorist attack.
Governor Dapo Abiodun's special adviser on public communication, Remi Hazzan, said the Amotekun corps while the police are gathering intelligence.
Hazzan was reacting to a report that some terrorists are planning to attack some states across the country.