If men were God, I wouldn’t have won the election – Ogun gov elect, Abiodun

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Olasunkanmi Akinlotan

The Ogun state governor-elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun has said that he went through serious tribulations in the cause of campaigning adding that if men were God, he wouldn’t have won the election.

The governor-elect might utterly be referring to the incumbent governor over his strange behaviour to him(Abiodun) before and during the campaign period.

The governor-elect who chronicled his political history, however, promised to run a transparent government where public, private partnership will be encouraged.

Although the incumbent governor did not support the candidature of the governor-elect, Abiodun stressed that he did all within his power to ensure that governor Amosun emerges in 2011.

He said, “I always refer to the book of Mark 11:23. Honestly, if men were God I wouldn’t have been here. In the 90s when I came back from the university, I offered to serve the people of Ogun state but I came second in that contest. Immediately after the primaries I joined Otunba Gbenga Daniel and campaigned for him, eventually, he became governor.

“Again, In 2011 I joined hands with the incumbent governor to win the election. In 2015 I offered to become the senator but I wasn’t successful in that race but I was pained but I didn’t give up because something continues to tell me that I have a vision which is yet to be accomplished.

“Today, what I want you to take home from here is that we should never give up because many times when we meet disappointment, it is just an avenue to close a window for a double door to be opened.

“I want to assure you that we would lead an equitable and a transparent government which will create a public, private partnership for all, so help me God.”

Speaking on his emergence, the oil magnate, however, described his victory as an act of God.

“I want to thank you all for been here today. We would have postponed this thanks given service until after inauguration but we want to quickly acknowledge the fact that this is an act of God.

“Few days ago, I was with one of the paramount rulers in the state to thank him for his support and that which was rendered by his people and he said to me that, even the leafs are singing and dancing over your victory. I pray may all of us enjoy this kind of victory in our individual homes in Jesus name.”

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