Abiodun Says “Office of the Governor” Taught Him to Be Tolerant
Abiodun Says “Office of the Governor” Taught Him to Be Tolerant

Abiodun Says “Office of the Governor” Taught Him to Be Tolerant

Abiodun Says “Office of the Governor” Taught Him to Be Tolerant

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has said that the office of governor had taught him to be tolerant of other people.

Abiodun said before he became a governor, he used to be intolerant.

The governor stated this on Sunday during the eighteenth annual anniversary thanksgiving service organized by former Governor Gbenga Daniel at the Abraham Tabernacle Baptist International Worship Centre in Sagamu.

Abiodun said being tolerant of others had kept him going in office, while promising to be a leader and not a ruler.

Rockcity FM recalled that sometimes in June 2022, the presidential aspirant and national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, claimed that he made Dapo Abiodun the Governor of Ogun State.

Tinubu made the claim publicly in Abeokuta during a meeting to woo APC delegates ahead of the party’s presidential primary held on 6th June last year, tagging the Ogun state governor as an ingrate.

“it’s over 34 years now that I have been serving them, this one sitting behind me (pointing at the governor), can he say that he could become the governor if not for me,” the former Lagos governor said in Yoruba.

According to the presidential candidate, he deserves a hundred percent support from Dapo Abiodun because he would not have become the governor if not for him.

“we were together at the MKO Abiola Stadium, he was intimated. They didn’t want to give him the party’s flag, I was the one that handed the flag to him. He knows that he cannot be governor without the help of God and my support.

“If he wants to meet God at the right place, he must know that without God and me, he would not have become governor.”

The phrase used by the APC party leader to describe Abiodun in Yoruba “eleyi towa leyin mi yii” went viral on social media as “eleyi of Ogun State” becomes a sing-song amongst netizens to mock the governor.

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Rockcity FM recalled that last June 3, Governor Dapo Abiodun responded the public humiliation by the APC chieftain in a tweet that he had not become a governor by chance nor has the position become his family inheritance.

His tweet reads, “I am not an emperor by any chance and this is not my family inheritance. I am holding this position in trust for all the people of this state and I have vowed to be fair, just and equitable and this is the solemn agreement I made between the almighty God and myself.”

The Ogun State Governor and Tinubu later buried the hatchet, as the governor shared on his twitter account last July 4, the pictures of his visit to the APC presidential candidate in France.

His tweet “spent quality time with our party leader and presidential candidate, @officialabat to rub minds on numerous party and national issues,” attracts various comments on social media.

Meanwhile, ahead of the 2023 polls, the governor said people would get the type of leader they wanted through their participation in the polls.

He urged eligible voters to go to their respective wards to collect their permanent voters card to enable them elect a leader, instead of a ruler.

Earlier, former governor Gbenga Daniel had gone on a memory lane on his trial for alleged official corruption by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for 11 years after leaving office on May 29, 2015.

Daniel recalled appearing before the court 121 times, after spending two weeks in detention before he was formally arraigned.

The APC senatorial candidate for Ogun East in the February polls, said while in office, he did not steal, snatched anybody’s wife or killed anybody child.

According to Daniel, he went through what he called phantom trials and several conspiracies hatched against him.

He, however, said God through his grace on April 12, 2021 vindicated his innocence.

The former governor said he had since resolved all forms of issues with those he might have offended while in office.

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