The incumbent governor of Ogun and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Messr Dapo Abiodun, has lost his local government to Ladi Adebutu of the Peoples Democratic Party, in the ongoing gubernatorial and states assembly elections in Ogun State.
Messrs Abiodun and Adebutu both hail from Iperu-Remo, Ikenne Local Government Area of the state.
There is a popular belief that, the loss to Adebutu, ridicules Mr Abiodun’s boast of public support for his re-election, which did not even reflect from the amount of votes he got from his local government, where he polled 9,133 votes to trail his rival Mr Adebutu, who polled 12,472 votes, according to figures obtained from the result viewing portal of the Independent National Electoral Commission IReV.
In the same local government, Mr Adebutu also floored the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, giving credence to the public disapproval of the Abiodun-led administration, in the area.
However, many of the polling units in the local government area were canceled due to disruption by political thugs, who were there to cause mayhem.
Mr Adebutu’s victory is however, ascribed to the last-minute synergy between major opposition parties such as the Social Democratic Party, and most recently, the Labour Party, who teamed up with PDP, to depose the power of incumbency of governor Abiodun.