Ogun state governor Gboyega Oyetola has said he felt ridiculed in challenging the Popular Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the state’s last gubernatorial election, Ademola Adeleke.
After the election, which took place last year, the Supreme Court had ratified Oyetola a few weeks ago as the winner of the contentious election.
However, Oyetola, while speaking when he received the leadership of the Social Democratic Party, led by Professor Yemi Farounbi, said that the candidate for governor of the PDP should have been eliminated from the race.
The governor declared that the lack of control in Nigeria’s electoral system gave Adeleke the opportunity to contest against him.
He said: “The country’s electoral system is weak, especially with regard to the selection of candidates, which resulted in someone like Ademola Adeleke running for the state seat in the governorship.
“Sometimes, when I sit down and realize that I was actually arguing with Adeleke, who is the best dancer, I felt ridiculed, very ridiculed. It would have been a tragedy for our state if everything had turned inside out.
“Anyone who is seriously concerned about the development of the state, at least would be interested in who wants to pilot the affairs of the state.
“One wonders why the country’s electoral laws would have allowed that guy to compete even in the first instance, we have no control, even in the north, where we believe they are at a disadvantage in terms of education, they always do their best. whoever goes to any political office in the North is always the best of their blockades. “