Dapo Abiodun visits Tinubu in France after Abeokuta outburst

Dapo Abiodun and Tinubu
Dapo Abiodun and Tinubu

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, paid a visit to the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in France.

Abiodun shared this on his verified Twitter handle on Monday alongside a photograph of the two South-West politicians.

"Spent quality time with our party leader and Presidential candidate, @officialABAT to rub minds on numerous party and National issues," Abiodun captioned the post.

The Ogun governor and Tinubu appeared to have buried the hatchet, following their outburst in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, during the former Lagos governor's meeting with the state delegates ahead of the APC national convention in June.

Tinubu scored 1,271 votes to defeat his closest contenders, Rotimi Amaechi and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who polled 316 and 235 votes respectively at the party's primary.

The former Lagos governor, on June 2, 2022, while addressing the Ogun State APC delegates at the Presidential Lodge, Abeokuta, said without him, Abiodun would not have been elected governor of Ogun State in 2019.

He said, “This one sitting behind me here, could not have become governor without me? We were at the stadium, they tore all his posters. Even the party flag, they didn’t want to hand over it to him, I was the one who brought it.

“If he wants to meet God at the right place, he must know that he would not have become governor without God and me.”

His statement came after Abiodun had earlier declared his support for Osinbajo’s candidature and refused to endorse Tinubu.

However, in what many desired as a response to Tinubu's comment, Abiodun, on June 3, stated that he became the governor of his state because of his people, suggesting it was not the handiwork of one individual.

“I am holding this position in trust for all the people of this state and I have vowed to be fair, just and equitable and this is the solemn agreement I made between the Almighty God and myself,” he tweeted.

However, Abiodun has since pledged his support to Tinubu's presidential ambition after the former Lagos governor won the APC primary.

During a previous visit to Tinubu last month Abiodun said, “I paid a visit to our national leader, @officialABAT to congratulate him on his emergence as the presidential candidate of our great party, the All Progressives Congress, @OfficialAPCNg

“I also gave our assurances of support in the next political process that has now begun ahead of the 2023 presidential election.”

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