Governorship Election: How My Friends Betrayed Me – Abiodun
The Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, on Tuesday, claimed that some of his friends betrayed and backstabbed him during the just concluded governorship election in the state.
Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared Abiodun the winner of the election.
Abiodun polled 276,298 votes, while the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ladi Adebutu scored 262,383 votes to come second.
The Ogun State Governor was defeated in most of the Local Government Areas in Ogun East Senatorial District which he hails from, including his LG, Ikenne.
Abiodun on Tuesday received residents and party supporters in his hometown in Iperu-Remo.
Governor Abiodun, while speaking at the garage area of the town, attributed his victory to God and the people for standing solidly behind him during the election.
He said, “this election has shown that man will always be a man and God will forever remain God. In the course of this election, people we thought were our friends betrayed us, people stabbed us in the back, and many disappointed us.
“I know that even those who called themselves our friends did not vote for us, but that does not matter anymore because the elections have come and gone, and God has given us victory.
“But we should not be surprised because even in the Bible, our Lord Jesus Christ was betrayed despite all the good things that he did. We should be grateful to God because, despite all the betrayals and all, God still granted us victory.”
He said his re-election is a call to work even harder for the people of Ogun State.