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Abiodun won 2019 Ogun guber poll through rigging, says Amosun

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Abiodun won 2019 Ogun guber poll through rigging, says Amosun

Senator Ibikunle Amosun, former Governor of Ogun State has stated that the incumbent governor, Dapo Abiodun, won the 2019 election through rigging.

This was made known on Friday in Abeokuta by Amosun while speaking after receiving an award from the Abeokuta Club to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the association.

Recall that the former governor had thrown his weight behind Adekunle Akinlade who contested on the platform of the Allied Peoples Movement against Abiodun who was the candidate of the All Progressives Congress.

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Akinlade was defeated by Abiodun with a margin of 19,517 votes.

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

Amosun stated that the 2019 governorship election in the state was rigged to favour the incumbent governor.

He added that he had moved on because those who orchestrated the rigging had apologised to him.

Amosun said, “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.

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“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.”

Speaking later in an interview with newsmen, Amosun declared that he was not in support of Abiodun’s administration, saying he must be removed.

He also assured his supporters that the nextline of action would soon be made public.

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“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.

“Just wait, very soon, you will hear where we are going next. Clearly, you know my stand, and my stand is my stand. I am not supporting this administration that is there now. He must be removed,” he said.

Source: Within Nigeria

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