The governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, mocked his closest rival and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the state gubernatorial election, Ladi Adebutu, on Friday.

The governor, who noted that the judiciary has once again shown its commitment to upholding the rule of law in the country, advised Adebutu to collaborate with him in developing the state instead of wasting his time and resources on fruitless efforts.

Ladi Adebutu

The governor made the statement at the Presidential Lodge in Abeokuta while reacting to the Court of Appeal’s verdict which upheld his election victory on March 18th.

“I want to invite all our opponents who have tried their best in their quest to also govern the state; indeed, you mean well for the good people of the state.


“Having failed at the polls, tribunal, and the appeal, you should come and join hands with us and stop running from pillar to post.

“Having failed to buy the election, the tribunal and the appeal, stop running from pillar to post.

“If you indeed mean well for the good people of the state, come and join hands with us in our determined resolve to build the future of this great state together,” Abiodun said.

Governor Abiodun acknowledged the APC for providing him with the opportunity to serve the people of Ogun state.

He thanked the people of the state for electing him and his party. He affirmed his administration’s commitment to fairness, justice, and equity.

While promising not to let the people of the state down, Governor Abiodun disclosed that he would continue to build on the foundation laid by his administration in the first term.

Speaking on behalf of the Ogun State National Assembly caucus, the Senator representing Ogun Central Senatorial District, Shuaib Salis disclosed that his members were solidly behind the administration of Governor Abiodun.

He stated that the governor is a man of integrity with an unwavering commitment to developing the state.