Ogun State governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) Prince Dapo Abiodun has disclosed that he once begged Governor Ibikunle Amosun to allow Senator Solomon Adeola be the governorship candidate of the party.This he said was because of Adeola’s popularity and acceptance across the state, but Amosun insisted that the Senator representing Lagos West would not be.
The APC standard bearer, spoke while addressing Yewa Traditional Council of Obas, led by the Olumof Ilaro and the paramount ruler of Yewa land, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle at Ilaro.He said: “Let nobody thinks that we are not sensitive to the long time yearnings of Ogun West to also produce governor for the state. As a very strong believer in this cause, I personally took your son, Sen. Adeola to Governor Amosun, begged and prostrated for him to support his governorship ambition but he refused. He added: “That I am the governorship candidate of APC today in our dear state remains a testimony of God’s awesomeness and that He is the only one who has the power to enthrone.”While pledging not to be an accidental governor who would do things on happenstances, Abiodun described his emergence as the ruling party governorship candidate as the will of God.He vowed to accord the traditional institutions their due respect and honour while pursuing development of every part of the state.The governor-in-waiting told the monarchs that he was never aversed to the struggle of Ogun West to produce the governor.Abiodun revealed that he was committed to the Ogun West cause to the extent that he did not only beg Amosun, but also prostrated for him to allow Adeol, popularly called “Yayi” by his supporters as APC candidate.Making a veil allusion to “Yayi”, Amosun, had left no one in doubt that he would not allow him, whom he often described as “tekobo” and foreigner, be the APC governorship candidate. Olugbenle, while responding on behalf of his members, described Prince Abiodun as someone who feared God and this he said could be seen from his comportment and speech.The royal father, who was a pastor of the Reedemed Christisn Church of God, before his enthronment went spiritual.”It is only God, who indeed enthrones and that whatever God has ordained cannot be upturned by ten paramount rulers”, he said, urging him to stay true to his promise to be fair to all in distribution of projects when he got to office.