Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has replied his predecessor, Senator Ibikunle Amoosun, declaring that he (Amosun) will fail in his “anti-party politics aimed to scuttle his re-election bid in 2023”.
Abiodun, who flayed Amosun for playing “dirty politics” and openly declaring to work for the emergence of a governorship candidate of another party in the 2023 general polls, said that the former governor would fall once again as he did in the 2019 gubernatorial election.
Amosun had in an interview with BBC Yoruba on Friday declared that he would work against Abiodun’s re-election bid.
He also noted that he had already pitted his tent with the African Democratic Congress candidate, Biyi Otegbeye; a move which angered the state governor.
Abiodun, during a meeting with members of the Nigeria Automobile Technicians Association, held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, was said to have dismissed the former governor’s outburst as an “empty threat of a fallen man”, adding that “my second term is already ordained by God”.
The governor noted that it was a pity that Amosun had quickly forgotten how his adopted candidate “lost woefully” during the last general election, even when he was still in office as Ogun Governor.
Abiodun said he was not perturbed by his predecessor’s “empty threat”, as similar threat in 2019 did not amount to anything,
“The same thing that person did in 2019 and failed woefully, even when he was still the governor in the state, he is now preparing to fail again and even fall down.
Abiodun was said to have said, “We are waving goodbye to him now. He is not even a candidate of any political party. He is nothing and he is saying he will stop a governor that God has ordained; he will definitely fail again by the grace of God.”