Governor Eleyi: The Moment Tinubu Break Table In Abeokuta (Watch Video)
A front-runner in the race for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has boasted that he made Dapo Abiodun Ogun State Governor in 2019.
He spoke at the presidential lodge in Abeokuta, the state capital, while addressing the APC delegates ahead of the party’s primaries.
Tinubu was in company with Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his Kano State counterpart, Umar Ganduje, and former Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima.
Governor Abiodun had openly endorsed Osinbajo’s candidature. Osinbajo hails from Ikenne in Ikenne Local Government Area of the state.
Tinubu was dissatisfied with Abiodun’s endorsement of Osinbajo.
Speaking in Abeokuta on Thursday, Tinubu, who spoke in Yoruba, took a swipe at the governor.
He said, “It has been over 25 years now that I have been serving them. This one sitting behind me, Dapo, can he say he can be the Governor without me? We were together at the MKO Abiola Stadium, he was intimated, that 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 the 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.”
Tinubu also opened up on how he led the struggle that led to the 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 who can go extra mile to win.
He is also regarded as the Jagaban of Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole.