- An opposition is being mounted against the re-elecion ambition of Govenor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state
- The challenge is coming from an influential APC chieftain, Otunba Rotimi Paseda, who is threatening to dump the party
- In fact, Paseda who has vowed that Abiodun will not retain his seat in 2023 has a lot of supporters itching to leave the APC as well
The re-election bid of Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun may hit the rocks in 2023 over the grievances of some All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains in the state.
One of those who have expressed displeasure over Governor Abiodun's administration is Otunba Rotimi Paseda.
Addressing some of his loyalists under the aegis of the “Paseda Movement”, Paseda, on Tuesday, August 23, described the current Abiodun-led government as erroneous, PM News reports.
Moreover, in reaction to calls from his loyalists for him to lead them to another party, the southwest politician who noted that the governor will not return to office in 2023 promised them that he is already making consultations to defect from the APC.
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One of his loyalists, Prince Adedoyin Moyawa, who spoke on behalf of others during a meeting convened by Paseda, said:
“We are tired of this hardship ridicule this present administration has put us through, therefore we want to plead you to lead us to a political party of your choice where we will cast our vote and hardship will be a thing of the past.”
I ensured Dapo Abiodun emerged governor of Ogun state, says Tinubu
Speaking on Thursday, June 2 at a meeting with delegates of the APC in Abeokuta, the Ogun capital, Tinubu said the APC did not want to give the governorship ticket to Abiodun in the build-up to the 2019 polls.
In a viral video seen by Legit.ng, Tinubu said he did much to ensure the success of Abiodun at the polls saying:
“That one (pointing to Abiodun) that is sitting down here, could he have become governor without me? We were all in the stadium where they tore all the posters. Even the candidacy of the party, they didn’t want to give it to him..."