23 Things You Might Not Know About Ogun Ex-Govs Daniel, Amosun & the incumbent Gov Abiodun - SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE MAGAZINE

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23 Things You Might Not Know About Ogun Ex-Govs Daniel, Amosun & the incumbent Gov Abiodun

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23 Things You Might Not Know About Ogun Ex-Govs Daniel, Amosun & the incumbent Gov Abiodun

Pix Shows: Ex-Govs Amosun, Daniel and the incumbent Abiodun

...And What Connect Them Together 

  • Daniel and Amosun have Owu ancestral connections, while Abiodun is purely a Remo man. 
  • Daniel and Abiodun are Christians, while Amosun is a moslem.
  • Daniel and Abiodun attended the University of Lagos (UNILAG), while Amosun attended the then Ogun State Polytechnic( now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic) Abeokuta.
  • Daniel and Amosun are former governors of Ogun State while Abiodun is the current one.
  • Amosun was a senator under Daniel during his first term and now a senator under Abiodun, while the latter is still having his first term.
  • Daniel and Abiodun are from same Ogun East Senatorial Districts while Amosun is from Ogun Central.
  • Amosun fought with Daniel to prevent his second term in 2007 and failed. 
  • Daniel fought Amosun to prevent him from succeeding him in 2011 and failed.
  • Amosun fought Abiodun to prevent him from succeeding him in 2019 and failed.
  • Daniel and Amosun are the two leaders who have ever succeeded in governing the state for two consecutive terms(8years) since the state was created over 45years ago; while Abiodun is just in his first term.
  • Daniel attempted to install his own political godson as governor in order to establish himself as a godfather and failed 
  • Amosun also attempted to install his own political godson as governor in order to establish himself as a godfather and failed.
  • Daniel, Amosun and Abiodun teamed up in 2003 to send the then Governor Olusegun Osoba out of power and succeeded.
  • Amosun also formed an alliance with Osoba and got the support of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to defeat Daniel's  governorship candidate in 2011 and succeeded.
  • Daniel as an incumbent Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) governor formed another party against the PDP to install his own preferred successor in 2011 and failed.
  • Amosun as an incumbent All Progressive Congress (APC) governor formed another party against the APC to install his own preferred successor in 2019 and failed.
  • Abiodun formed an alliance with Osoba and got the support of Daniel and Tinubu to defeat Amosun's governorship candidate in 2019 and succeeded.
  • Daniel, Amosun and Abiodun were all Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) members when they started and they all left at one time or the other, in their efforts to realise their political ambition.
  • Each of the trio have experienced political defeats repeatedly and summoned courage to fail forward.
  • Ogun State was turned to a battle field during the tenure of Daniel, while Daniel and Amosun were battling for power.
  • Ogun State was turned to a theatre of war during the tenure of Amosun while Amosun and Abiodun were wrestling for power( the nation's President Muhammadu Buhari was even one of the invited spectators at the stadium to watch the war game)
  • After Prince Abiodun defeated Amosun's guber candidate and became governor, the trio were seen at the wedding of Daniel's son, greeting one another and exchanging pleasantries to prove that in politics no permanent friends and no permanent enemies.
  • After Amosun and Daniel tasted other parties and couldn't achieve their goals, after leaving PDP they all joined the APC. And the trio are all in same party today.

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