Samson Folarin, Abeokuta
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State, Buruji Kashamu, has conceded defeat, saying he lost the election due to the distraction of the court battles to claim his party ticket.
Kashamu said the APC governorship candidate, Dapo Abiodun, won the election because he had the backing of the Federal Government and a national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, whom he described as a “political generalissimo.”
The senator spoke while reacting to the declaration of Abiodun as the winner of the governorship polls in the state.
In a statement on Sunday issued by his aide, Austin Oniyorkor, Kashamu said as a good Muslim, he had accepted the results as the will of God.
He said, “Yes, it was a struggle against arbitrariness, injustice and the overbearing attitude of some of our political actors. We put in our best. But, from the outcome of the election, our best was not good enough.
“It was clear to all that while our opponents were on the field, we spent most of the time going in and out of court because some persons thought they could use their wealth to ride roughshod over us. We thank God that they did not succeed. We fought like men and contested the election against all odds. Punch