Prince Dapo Abiodun, the governor-elect in Ogun State has made his parents proud.
Abiodun, who was the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was declared winner of Saturday’s election in the early hours of Monday. He polled 241,670 to defeat his arch-rival Adekunle Akinlade of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) who had 222, 153 votes.
Sharing photos with them on his Facebook page, he wrote “My parents were filled with boundless joy. They contributed immensely to my success in life and I am grateful for having them as my guarding angels.”
He further shared of himself and his mum in a deep hug with the caption “Joy and pride of motherhood. My mother was extremely happy.”
Meanwhile, the governor-elect says he bears no grudge against the incumbent governor of the state, Amosun.
You will recall Amosun, who had won Ogun Central Senate seat on the platform of APC during the February 23 parliamentary election, openly ditched Dapo and mobilized, worked for Akinlade’s candidacy.
But before the 2019 elections, Amosun and Abiodun were longtime ally but the Governorship ambition tore them apart.
However, the governor-elect, while addressing newsmen in his house at Iperu – Remo, Ikenne Local Government Area of the state, said the contest for governorship seat was not “a personal thing” rather, he believed he had something to offer the state in term of service.
The oil magnate pointed out that he neither exhibit or say anything negative about Amosun during the electioneering.
The governor-elect also played down question raised on whether he intends to probe Amosun’s government or not, upon assuming office.
He promised to run “a government for all” by rendering “focused, qualitative and open governance.”
Abiodun said “I don’t think anyone would have observed that we started our campaign or during our campaign that I exhibited any form of anger against Governor Ibikunle Amosun, neither have I, at any point in time, say anything negative about him during our campaign.
“So, it is important to note that this is not a personal thing. It is about believing that one has something to give in terms of service to Ogun State.
“What we did during our campaign was to focus on the issues. I think we did that successfully by endearing ourselves to the heart of the electorate. I believe the electorate have spoken and they have spoken well. So, anger does not have a place.”