Why I lost Ogun 2023 Governorship election - PDP's Adebutu


Ogun PDP governorship candidate Ladi Adebutu

ByvAdejoke Adeleye,Ogun

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 elections in Ogun State, (Dr) Oladipupo Adebutu claimed he lost the because of his hatred for violence.

Adebutu lost to the March 2023 governorship election to the candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, Prince Dapo Abiodun.

While speaking on Thursday at the 92 years remembrance ceremony held at Ijeun Akoni in Odeda Local Government,of his late great grandfather, Pa Alimi Adebutu the PDP governorship candidate claimed he lost out because he refused to follow the road of violence and bloodshed.

Adebutu emphasized that he stopped his supporters from retaliating with violence in any of the 99 polling units where the voting process was disrupted by thugs.

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Speaking with newsmen after the prayer session, the former governorship candidate said he believes in life after death, and as such, he will not play politics of desperation and violence.

“I believe in life after death, that is me. That is why you will see in the kind of politics that I play. You will never see violence, you will never see desperation.

“One reason why 99 polling booths in the last elections were destroyed was because I refused that my people should repay violence with violence. I cannot be part of the process of spilling blood. I can’t. This is because I believe life continues after death. I am always being careful,” Adebutu said.

He said Pa Adebutu, a trader and agriculturist, lived, died and was buried in the community as against his hometown because of his good deeds and contribution to the development of the community.

“It’s good to be good. After 92 years, these people have not forgotten him. They spoke glowingly of him. When he died, they refused that his corpse should be taken home because the man served the community well. When you do well, your legacy lingers,” he said.

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