Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has taken a swipe at Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state following the defeat of his preferred candidate in the state’s governorship election by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Adekunle Akinlade, who is the candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) and preferred runner of Governor Amosun, lost the Ogun gubernatorial election to Dapo Abiodun of the APC.
According to the result announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Abiodun polled 19,414 votes to defeat APM’s Akinlade, who had 18,767 votes.
Governor Amosun, who is a member of the APC, had been suspended by the National Working Committee of the party and recommended for expulsion to the National Executive Committee of the APC for endorsing Akinlade against the party’s candidate in the governorship poll.
THE WHISTLER reported how Amosun was undeterred by the suspension as he continued to campaign for Akinlade who had defected from the APC to the APM after failing to clinch the party’s governorship ticket at the primary election held in 2018.
The APM candidate’s defeat comes as a blow to Amosun who already risks expulsion from his party for alleged anti-party activities.
Former Governor Fayose, in his reaction to the outcome of the Ogun election, mocked Amosun for allegedly playing part in the alleged subversion of the will of the People of Ekiti during the governorship election that held in the state in 2018.
Fayose tweeted late Sunday, “I congratulate Gov ibikunle Amosun for LOSING the guber election of his political son, Adekunle Akinlade of APM.
“He can now join our club, having forcefully supervised & funded the rigging of Ekiti 2018 election by the same Prof Abdulganiyu Raji who served as REC in both states.
“YE Ibikunle Amosun, pls join us as we battle our orchestrated ‘loss’ at the tribunal. What goes round has come round. You “Ja Ekiti Gba!”, they have “Ja Ogun Gba.”
“YE, please remember to congratulate HE. Dapo Abiodun o.
“My name is Ayo Fayose,” the former governor wrote.