- Dapo Abiodun, gubernatorial candidate of APC in Ogun, vowed that he would not be a fire brigade governor if he is elected in 2019 general elections
- Abiodun said no success can happen by accident adding that he has planned ahead of the elections
- APC gubernatorial candidate maintained that his policies will transform the state and address infrastructural deficit, particularly in Ogun west
Dapo Abiodun, gubernatorial candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Ogun, has promised traditional rulers that he would not operate a sectional affair, if he is elected as next governor of the state.
Daily Sun reports that Abiodun made this known on Wednesday, December 19, while addressing traditional rulers when he paid a visit to the Yewa Traditional Council in Ilaro, headquarters of Yewa south local government area of the state.
Abiodun said his visit to the traditional council was to seek royal blessings and inform the royal fathers ahead of the commencement of his governorship campaign.
He said he also shared the passion of Ogun west clamour for governor, disclosing he personally prostrated for the state governor to allow Senator Solomon Adeola run for the senate in 2015 in preparation for 2019.
According to him, “I want to assure you that I won’t be a sectional governor, but a governor for all. I have already put my vision into a policy document which I sincerely believe will transform the state and address infrastructural deficit, particularly in Ogun west.
“As a prince myself, I will be a governor that will give the royal fathers the utmost respect they deserve. And like I told people from the manufacturing sector, I will not be a fire brigade governor. As we all know, no success can happen by accident, we have planned ahead and we know what to do as we have documented our programmes.”
“I sincerely share the clamour for Ogun west person to be governor and that was the major reason I begged and even prostrated for the incumbent governor, to allow Senator Solomon Adeola popularly known as Yayi, run for the senate in 2015 in preparation for 2019. But God is always greater than men, that is why I said my emergence is a testimony to the awesomeness of God.
“So for you to be rest assured that Ogun west will not be relegated in my administration, I humbly request that a Memorandum of Understanding, which will highlight all your aspirations and expectations, should be drawn by you so that it will serve as a binding agreement between you and I.”
In their respective remarks, Ajibola and Adesegun, described the APC governorship candidate as a well equipped person for the job of governance and assured the monarchs that he will be a responsive governor.
Responding, the Olu of Ilaro and the Paramount Ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, said the monarchs will continue to pray for the success of Abiodun in his governorship endeavour.
The monarch, who asked some monarchs at the meeting to shower royal blessings on the candidate, cautioned that politicians should eschew violent conducts during their campaigns for the 2019 poll.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that for him and his supporters to do ahead of the 2019 polls in Nigeria.
Abiodun was one of the two candidates that emerged from primaries organized by two factions of the party in Ogun state.
A statement from Abiodun acknowledged that all other contestants were ‘eminently qualified’ to win but said just one must emerge.
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