"You truly deserved your victory," Tinubu congratulates Governor Dapo Abiodun.
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has congratulated the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, over the judgment of the state’s Governorship Election Petition Tribunal affirming his victory in the March election.
Justice Yusuf Halilu of the tribunal had dismissed Akinlade's case of APM, saying that the petition was unable to prove his evidence of over voting during the polls in the state.
The one-time Lagos State governor said, on Sunday, that Abiodun truly deserved the victory after all he went through.
“Despite the intimidation, harassment and violence unleashed on your numerous supporters and other shenanigans perpetrated by known opposition elements within and outside our party, APC," Tinubu said.
“Undaunted by all of that, you ran a clean, peaceful, issues-based campaign.
“You were, by far, the most popular and most qualified of the governorship candidates, hence your election. You truly deserved your victory.
“This is now time to extend your hand of fellowship to the APM candidate and others who contested against you and indeed other stakeholders in the state.
“You must rededicate yourself to reuniting the people and be the governor for all.
“Ogun State deserves development, Ogun State deserves industrialization.
"Having made success in your private multi-sectoral entrepreneurial life, you are best placed to replicate this in Ogun."