Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun has latched out at his predecessor, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun over his decision to support Barr Biyi Otegbeye of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), despite being a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Abiodun while describing as unfortunate such anti-party decision of Amosun, said that it was regrettable that the former Governor had forgotten so quickly how his sponsored APM governorship candidate, Hon Adekunle Abdulkabir Akinlade in 2019 elections lost woefully to the APC, the umbrella party which brought him to power.
Abiodun, who was speaking during the combined meeting of all the APC members across 16 Wards of Ado-Odo/Ota local Government on Thursday, also noted that his victory during the 2019 general elections became a success story despite the opposition of his predecessor, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun.
He said he wasn’t perturbed of the usual stock-in-trade of the former Governor, but he would rather be focused and look ahead towards a successful reelection.
The Governor said, “I watched it on television recently a former Governor saying he would work for the emergence of our presidential candidate, Senator Bola Tinubu, he is definitely going to win the election. But for someone to sit somewhere and say he is going to work for a finished and successful assignment is vain.
“He is a member of our great party and he said that he will not work for the emergence of our party in our state. He is someone that could not even work to become a candidate of the party and he is saying he won’t work for the party during the forthcoming gubernatorial election. Was he even part of those that worked for my emergence during the last election? God will surprise them,” he said.
The Governor disclosed that work would begin soon on the reconstruction of Itele and Ota-Idiroko road promising that Atan-Lusada-Agbara, the Tollgate-Singer, Ota-Idiroko and Ijoko-Ota-Alagbole roads would soon be completed.
He assured the people in the Local Government that his administration would stop at nothing to ensure that the ongoing road rehabilitation across the Local Government is completed towards ensuring the smooth movement of goods and services.
Abiodun while also noting that he would send two or three graders to the Local Government to assist them in grading rural roads, also said that about 10 electricity transformers would be sent to the Local Government Area.
He implored the party faithful in the local government to continue to hold their ward meetings, saying that his administration would try his best to extend welfare packages to youths and women in the Local Government.
He assured that his administration would continue to align with the party executive at the various wards in order to identify some of the challenges facing them, stressing that the welfare of party members would be given a topmost priority in the scheme of things.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government, Sheriff Adewale applauded the Governor for his commitment towards the development of the state, assuring that members of the party at the Local Government level would work hard in ensuring that the Governor’s re-election and the emergence of Asiwaju Tinubu as the next President is guaranteed.