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Amosun accuses Abiodun of rigging 2019 gov election



Amosun claimed that he had moved on because those who orchestrated the rigging had apologised to him.

By Jeffrey Agbo


Former governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has accused his successor Dapo Abiodun of rigging his way into power.

Despite being a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Amosun was forced to support Adekunle Akinlade, candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement in 2019, after Abiodun emerged the APC governorship candidate.


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At the polls, Abiodun defeated Akinlade with a margin of 19,517 votes. Abiodun polled 241,670 votes while Akinlade had 222,153 votes.

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Speaking on Friday in Abeokuta after receiving an award from the Abeokuta Club to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the association, Amosun claimed the 2019 poll was rigged.

Amosun said, “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.”


The ex-governor claimed that he had moved on because those who orchestrated the rigging had apologised to him.



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Amosun accuses Oshiomhole, Tinubu, Osoba of foisting Dapo Abiodun on Ogun


“Some of them came to apologise to me. I can be mentioning names. We won that election. But I have moved on.

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“We did our work. We will continue to do what we have to do. God will be with all of us,” he said.


Speaking later in an interview with newsmen, Amosun declared that he was not in support of Abiodun’s administration, saying he must be removed.

He also assured his supporters that the nextline of action would soon be made public.


“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.

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“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,” Amosun said.

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