By Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
Prince Dapo Abiodun, the approved governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) in Ogun state, has declared that despite losing his senatorial election in 2015 to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), he still supported Gov. Ibikunle Amosun’s reelection bid with $1million dollars which was around N220 million
Abiodun said that he also personally gave N10 Million naira to each candidate of the party contesting for the house of assembly to mobilise for the victory of the party and the governor during the election yet he never had not even a street sweeper in Gov. Amosun’s cabinet.
He alleged that the governor even promised him a ministerial appointment after losing Ogun East senatorial seat to Sen Buruji Kashamu but went ahead to give it to Mrs. Kemi Adeosun who recently resigned as the Minister for Finance owing to the scandalous forgery of her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate.
Abiodun who had been having running battle with the governor over his ambition to take over from him as the next governor of the state allegedly stated this in a three minutes and nine seconds video that had since gone viral.
The Iperu Remo born politician who spoke in Yoruba in the video said “when I came on board the party which was more or less very inactive in Ogun east then, we started doing what we suppose to do. We assisted some communities in Ogun Waterside with electricity projects”.
“I bought four brand new 18 seater buses for the market women, I bought vehicles for the Christian and Muslim communities as well as for our royal fathers. It was like as if I was contesting for the governorship and not the senate just to ensure victory for the party and the governor”
“But surprisingly I lost the election, Gov. Amosun promised however that the ministerial slot of the state would be given to me, I guessed he said that because he doesn’t want me to leave the party then because this was a promise he never fulfilled”.
He added that “After losing the election which was two weeks to the governorship election, I called the governor to make enquiry about his preparations and he said he would give house of assembly aspirants N1Million naira each for mobilization but I said the money was too small, so I gave the house of assembly aspirants N10million each and $1million to the governor”.
The billionaire politician alleges further that “despite all my support for the governor, I don’t have anybody in his cabinet, not even a street sweeper. When I discussed the issue of governorship with him, he said I will go to the senate and that his plans were to either bring one woman based abroad or someone working with Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN but I said it would be so unfair to bring someone the party hardly knows as the next governorship candidate”.