The candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in the March 23, 2019, governorship election in Ogun State, Adekunle Akinlade has hinted his desire to re-pursue his dream of becoming the governor of the state.
Akinlade, the preferred successor of former governor Ibikunle Amosun, expressed the optimism on Tuesday during a reception organised for him by the All Progressives Congress in his ward at Agosasa, Ipokia Local Government Area of the State.
He said he will still be called the governor of Ogun State, someday.
While being received by the Chairman of the APC in the Local Government Area, Mr Michael Olalowo and Agosasa Ward Leader, Falade Soliu, Akinlade stressed that he and his supporters from the APM had no grudges against the leadership of the APC.
He further claimed that he campaigned openly for the President Muhammadu Buhari in the last presidential election. The former member of the Federal House of Representatives maintained that his ambition was to continue with Amosun’s Mission to Rebuild program.
Akinlade’s dream of becoming the governor of Ogun State finally hit the rock when the Supreme Court in December 2019 dismissed the petition filed against the election of Dapo Abiodun as governor of the state.
The Court ruled that Akinlade and his party, APM, did not prove their allegation of non-compliance to the electoral laws saying “there is a failure to establish the substance of the alleged non-compliance.”
But dreams never die as Akinlade, who battled to upturn Governor Abiodun’s victory up to the Supreme, hinted on his determination to be called the governor of Ogun State someday.