6th August, 2022
Former Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun has vowed to remove his successor Dapo Abiodun in next year’s election.
Twice on Friday, Amosun, who is still an APC senator declared that Abiodun, candidate of the APC, must be removed, accusing him of getting into office in 2019 via rigging.
Amosun spoke on Friday in Abeokuta after receiving an award from the Abeokuta Club to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the association.
The former governor backed Adekunle Akinlade who contested on the platform of the Allied Peoples Movement against Abiodun who was the candidate of the All Progressives Congress.
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.
“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.”
In an interview with newsmen, Amosun declared that he was not in support of Abiodun’s administration, saying he must be removed.
He also said he would soon tell his supporters his next line of action.
“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.
Amosun claimed those who orchestrated the rigging in favour of Abiodun had apologised to him.
Since then, Akinlade rejoined the APC. But last month he switched to the PDP to become the deputy governorship candidate.