I made you Ogun Governor, Tinubu knocks Dapo Abiodun

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a front-runner in the race for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) told Dapo Abiodun that he made him Ogun State Governor in 2019.

Tinubu emphasised that without God and him, Abiodun would not have emerged in 2019 election. 

He spoke at presidential lodge in Abeokuta, the state capital, while addressing the APC delegates ahead of the party’s primaries. 

Tinubu was in company of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo – Olu, his Kano counterpart, Umar Ganduje and former Borno State Governor, Kasim Shettima.

Governor Abiodun had openly endorsed Osinbajo’s candidature. Osinbajo hails from Ikenne in Ikenne Local Government Area of the state. 

Tinubu was apparently dissatisfied with Abiodun’s endorsement of Osinbajo.


Speaking in Abeokuta on Thursday, Tinubu took the governor to the cleaners. 

“This one (referring to Abiodun) that’s sitting down here, could he have become Governor without me? We were at the stadium, they tore all his posters. Even the party flag, they didn’t want to hand over it to him, I was the one who brought it. 

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


Tinubu also opened up on how he led the struggle that led to emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo in 2015.


In his remarks, Abiodun who had earlier declared his support for Osinbajo’s candidature, refused to endorse Tinubu.

He told Tinubu that delegates from the state would do “the right thing” at the convention. 

Abiodun described Tinubu as a  political warrior, serial winner and strategist.

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