Ogun State governor elect, Adedapo Abiodun says his victory at the polls on Saturday shows that God is greater than man.
He spoke in apparent reference to the opposition of the incumbent state Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, who openly supported and campaigned for the governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement, Adekunle Akinlade.
However, the governor-elect, who stressed that he was not angry with Amosun, said he won the election because he refused to resort to verbal attacks against the incumbent governor during electioneering.
The Independent National Electoral Commission Returning Officer, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, had on Monday declared Abiodun winner of the governorship polls in Ogun State, saying the APC candidate polled 241,670 votes to defeat the candidate of the APM, Adekunle Akinlade, who scored 222,153 votes, leaving a margin of 19,517 votes.
Olayinka, who is also the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, said the APC won in 11 of the 20 Local Government Areas in the state, while the APM had six LGAs.
Abiodun, during a press conference at his country home in Iperu, Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State, accepted the victory, promising to be governor for all.
“I think a lot of lessons have been learnt from this experience. It has indeed been a journey. But I have since learnt that if you remain humble, resilient, have fortitude and keep hope alive, you can overcome any mountain.
“I have said it at different opportunities that this was an opportunity for God to show that he is indeed greater than man,” he said while fielding questions from journalists.