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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Kashamu Congratulates Abiodun, Urged Ogun People To Support Him

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in Ogun State, Senator Buruji Kashamu, has congratulated the winner of gubernatorial poll in the state, Prince Adedapo Abiodun, and enjoined everyone to support him to move the Gateway state forward.

Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress(APC) polled 241,670 votes to emerge winner among the 41 contestants to the governorship seat, defeating his closest rival and Governor Ibikunle Amosun anointed candidate, Hon. Abdulkabir Adekunle Akinlade of the Allied People's Movement (APM), who polled 222,153 votes.

Kashamu garnered 70,290 votes, coming after the candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka, who scored 110, 422 votes.

Reacting to the outcome of the election on Monday, the Senator representing Ogun East senatorial district at the 8th Senate, hailed his wife, the running mate; Dr. Reuben Abati and  the Director-General of the  Kashamu-Abati Campaign Organisation, Dr. Remilekun Bakare, for the time and sacrifice during  the contest for the governorship seat.

He said:" Yes, it was a struggle against arbitrariness, injustice and the overbearing attitude of some of our political actors. We put in our best. But, from the outcome of the election, our best was not good enough. May Almighty God take control of the rest. 

" On the outcome of the election, it was clear to all that while our opponents were on the field, we spent most of the time going in and out of court because some persons think they could use their wealth to ride roughshod over us. We thank God they did not succeed. We fought like men and contested the election against all odds.

"While my friend and brother, Prince Dapo Abiodun had the backing of the Federal Government and the political generalissimo, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Governor Ibikunle Amosun threw his weight and state machinery behind Honourable Adekunle Akinlade of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM).

"Like I said during the campaign, I was the candidate of the Almighty God and the masses. I have been a one-man battalion without any federal or state machinery. I did my best to stand for our dear Ogun State, all by myself with the support of a few friends here and there.

"I thank the Almighty God for how everything has turned out. As a good Muslim, I believe the outcome of the election is the will of Almighty Allah and the good people of Ogun State.

"And so, I congratulate my friend and brother, Prince Dapo Abiodun on his election as the Governor-elect of Ogun State. 

"I also wish to thank President Muhammadu Buhari, INEC and the security agencies for providing a level-playing field.

" Like I have always said, once elections have come and gone, and winners have emerged, those elected as President or Governors become the president or governors for all.

"It is on this note that I wish to urge everyone to support and join hands with the winners to move our dear state and country forward."

Ayobami Ife, Abeokuta

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