Fight of the godfathers in Ogun state


By Daud Olatunji.

In Ogun state, 4 political celebrations stood apart amongst the 41 political celebrations identified by INEC that took part in the last governorship election. They are; APC; Allied Individuals’s Motion; African Democratic Congress and Individuals’s Democratic Celebration.

However, the outcomes of the Governmental and nationwide assembly elections offered the APC broad margins ahead of the 3 other celebrations. APC won all the 3 Senatorial seats and 6 out of 9 of Legislature seats in the state. Other celebrations got one Legislature seat each. This advancement set off the relocation for what is called ‘rainbow union’ amongst the celebrations.

Buruji Kashamu.

Twenty-four hours to the election nevertheless, it ended up being clearer that the next guv would be produced by either APC or APM.

Both APC and APM for that reason took part in some sort of intriques through allignments with numerous political celebrations and people.

For example, the APM struck a handle the management of a faction of the PDP in the state whose prospect is the Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial district Buruji Kashamu to embrace its governorship prospect, Adekunle Akinlade as the prospect. The plan worked as the factional governorship prospect of the PDP, Oladipupo Adebutu stated assistance for the APM and directed all his fans throughout the state to support Akinlade.

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As the APM was dealing with both ADC and a faction of PDP to form an alliance, the APC was likewise making transfer to charm other prominent stakeholders.

The APC’s very first huge catch was the previous guv of the state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel who had actually directed all his fans to support the APC Governorship prospect, Dapo Abiodun at the survey.

Some chieftains of the PDP and ADC defected to APC and stated their assistance for Abiodun and all other APC prospects in the governorship and home of assembly elections.

Power play.

Both governorship prospects of the APC and APM have their godfathers who took part in power play. APM prospect had Guv Amosun and previous Minister of Steel Advancement Sarafa Ishola working for him. Other political gladiators who supported the APM consisted of most Chairmen of city government locations in the state and some leaders of the APC who defected to APM.

However the APC delighted in the assistance of political heavyweights such as Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; nationwide leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; previous guv of the state, Aremo Olusegun Osoba; past and present senators and members of Home of represrentailtives in the state and numerous others. 6 governorship prospects of various political celebrations in the state likewise stepped down for Abiodun ahead of the election in the state while 14 political celebrations in the state backed the APC prospect.

All these individuals guaranteed success for the celebration in their numerous ballot systems, wards and regional goverments throughout the survey.

The outcomes of the election revealed that APC beat the APM and others with a margin of 19,517 votes.

The state Returning Officer, Prof. Idowu Olayinka stated Abiodun winner, having actually surveyed the greatest variety of votes in the Saturday’s election. He stated Abiodun of APC, won in 12 out of 20 city governments with 241,670 votes to beat his closest competitor, Akinlade who surveyed 222,153 votes to come 2nd. The returning Officer even more stated Isiaka of the ADC surveyed 110,422 votes to come 3rd while Buruji Kashamu of individuals’s Democratic Celebration who surveyed 70,290 votes came fourth in the election.

The APM did not nevertheless await the outcomes to be revealed and the winner stated prior to it declined the outcomes. The APM Project Director -General, Sarafa Ishola declared that the election which started quietly on Saturday was apparently pirated by hooligans and “unknown unform males” throughout the collation phase. Ishola stated the outcomes of the election were controlled in favour of APC.

On the other hand, the All Progressives Congress in Ogun state has actually dealt with the Allied Individuals’s Motion for declining the outcome of the election prior to they were revealed by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Some governorship prospects consisting of Isiaka, Kashamu and Social Democratic Celebration prospect, Rotimi Paseda have actually praised the governor-elect. Nevertheless, Amosun had yet to praise the governor-elect