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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Dapo Abiodun’s ‘’ The Devil Manned A Road Block On Our Way To Victory Last Year’’ 6oth Birthday Comment Sparks Fresh Controversy In Fight With Amosun

It might have been an innocent comment, but it is rapidly turning into a major gaffe based on the
attendant reactions.

Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun was a year older yesterday, May 29, 2020.

The Oil baron – owns petroleum company, Heyden -  turned Governor clocked 60.

He was forced to host a virtual party – via Zoom – because of the prevailing threats of Covid-19 and the rules of engagement against it that insist on Social (physical) distancing and no large gathering confirmed.

As part of the celebration, Governor Abiodun posted a self-congratulatory 60th birthday on his social media handle that reads in part ‘’...The devil manned a road block on our way to victory last year..’’

The message has immensely fueled Abiodun’s political fight with immediate past Governor Ibikunle Amosun since it town those who should know disclosed to

Supporters of Amosun and other political opponents are feasting on it claiming the ‘’ devil’’ reference was against Amosun.

Amosun was the strongest opposition to the gubernatorial ambition of Dapo Abiodun.

Amosun wrecked his years of ‘’extraordinary friendship’’ with Abiodun over the refusal to allow his friend to succeed him as the Governor of Ogun State.

As an out-going governor – and members of the All Progressives Congress – Amosun frustrated Abiodun at every turn within the party including sponsoring party men on the platform of another political organization to back his preferred candidate against Abiodun.

But Abiodun survived it all and emerged Governor of Ogun State with Amosun unrelenting in his opposition by continuing to work against his former friend at the federal level of government and the party.

‘’So when the governor made the devil manned a road block comment, it was easy for Amosun’s supporters to latch on to it as abuse against their supporters and those conversant with the situation at hand to interpret it the same way’’ a source affirmed. gathered that supporters of Abiodun and Amosun are having ‘’heated’’ exchanges over the comment on and offline. – and those who want to escalate such situations having a field day.

Here is Governor Dapo Abiodun’s message in full

 ‘’My family and I give thanks to Almighty God for the divine grace to see this day.
‘’Today holds a special place in things I hold dear. To the glory of God, I am 60 years of age exactly one year after God, through the popular vote of the Ogun State people, made me the Executive Governor of the State.
The experiences that have come with six decades cannot be narrated now, but a few are common knowledge to family and friends. The devil manned a road block on our way to victory last year, but God insisted that the vision we have for the Gateway State would not die until it is actualised.
I am indeed grateful for and elated with all the kind messages I have received from everyone, and I pledge not to rest on my oars until I have done my best in the capacity you have elected me into.
I will be celebrating at home today with my family, keeping in mind the need to avoid a large gathering. This is in light of the mood and situation of the Nation. Let’s all also remember this and other measures in our different places of business, at home or anywhere else.
Thank You, Good People of Ogun State.’’

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