Governor Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC) lost his local government to Ladi Adebutu of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in the ongoing gubernatorial and state assembly elections in Ogun.
Messrs. Abiodun and Adebutu come from Iperu-Remo, Ikenne Local Government Area of the state.
In a defeat that ridicules Abiodun’s boast of public support for his re-election, the incumbent obtained 9,133 votes to follow his rival Adebutu, who obtained 12,472 votes, according to figures obtained from the results visualization portal of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). ), IReV.
In the same local government, Adebutu also toppled Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, lending credence to the public disapproval of the Abiodun-led administration.
However, some of the voting units in the local government were canceled due to the disruption of political thugs.
Adebutu’s bold optimism is attributed to breaking synergy between major opposition parties such as the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and, more recently, the Labor Party (LP).