Factors That Gave Abiodun Victory In Ogun
Ogun West Senatorial District, unlike other two districts of Ogun Central and East, has never produced governor of Ogun State in its over 40 years of existence, and the shout of ‘Yewa Lokan’ (It’s the turn of Ogun West) had rented the air with both Akinlade and Isiaka enjoying sympathy. In fact, that was the major reason for which Amosun threw all his weight and state apparatus behind his choice candidate, Akinlade.
Both Amosun, and by extension his preferred candidate, Akinlade and Abiodun enjoyed federal government supports. While Amosun remains a favourite to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abiodun enjoyed the unwavering support of the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
Dapo Abiodun had been envisioned, long ago, to be one of the three candidates that are likely to win the election alongside Akinlade and Isiaka, the fortune was lifted with the last minute coalitions and adoptions of his candidacy by many interest groups. This is immediately after the presidential and national assembly elections.