Ogun: I’ve gone through most turbulent electoral process – Abiodun




Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Mudasiru Obasa (3rd from left) and Mr Yinka Ogundimu (4th from left) displaying their certificates of return at the Lagos headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Yaba after receiving them, on Friday April 5, 2019. (NAN photo)

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state has said that he had gone through more turbulent electoral processes than any of his predecessors in the state.

Speaking on Sunday in Abeokuta, Abiodun said that before his election was challenged by his opponent at the tribunal, he had gone through about nine pre-election cases before his emergence as governor.

The Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal had, Saturday, dismissed the petition filed against Abiodun’s in the March 9 election by the Allied Peoples Movement (APC) candidate, Adekunle Akinlade.

Abiodun, while reacting to his at the tribunal, said “My first reaction is to give glory to the Almighty and to say that this is a further affirmation that indeed, with God, nothing shall be impossible.

“This victory is for the people of Ogun state who have entrusted me with this mandate. It has been contested in so many courts.

“I have gone through probably one of the most turbulent periods any governor could have gone through. I went through several pre-election cases, about eight or nine, and also this tribunal.

“God has continued to remain God. This mandate is a divine one and I believe that it is obvious to all. This is the decision of the people of Ogun State which was further ratified by the tribunal,” he said.

The governor reiterated his commitment to ensuring better life for the people, pledging that dividends of democracy would cut across all the nooks and crannies of the state.

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