Former Lagos governor and presidential candidate Bola Tinubu has slammed Ogun state governor Dapo Abiodun.
Tinubu stated the All Progressives Congress (APC) did not want to deliver the governorship ticket to Abiodun in the run-up to the 2019 elections during a meeting with APC delegates in Abeokuta, the Ogun capital, on Thursday.
Prior to the 2019 elections, the APC was split over Ibikunle Amosun's refusal to support Abiodun as his successor. Amosun was serving his second term as governor of Ogun at the time.
The party later suspended Amosun, who had backed another candidate.
Speaking on the circumstances surrounding the issue at the time, Tinubu said he did much to ensure the success of Abiodun at the polls.
“That one (referring to Abiodun) that is sitting down here, could he have become governor without me? We were all in the stadium where they tore all the posters. Even the candidacy of the party, they didn’t want to give it to him,” the APC chieftain said in Yoruba.
“It’s been over 25 years that I have been serving them. This one sitting at my back, Dapo, could he have become a governor if not for me?
"If he wants to hear, his life will be long. If he wants to meet God in his position, he would admit that he wouldn’t have become governor if not for God and I.”©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.