- Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona says Dapo Abiodun remains the best candidate to become the next governor of Ogun state
- Oba Adetona calls on all Ijebu people to vote for Abiodun because he had always assisted the zone
- The Awujale of Ijebuland wants Abiodun to focus on road construction when he eventually becomes the governor
The Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, has declared that the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dapo Abiodun, is the best of the candidates in Ogun state to take over from Ibikunle Amosun.
Oba Adetona said this on Tuesday, January 8, when he played host to the governorship candidate and his running mate, Noimot Salako-Oyedele, led by a leader of the APC, Olusegun Osoba.
The respected monarch reportedly described Abiodun as one with the political clout business acumen to govern the state if he gets the people’s mandate.
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He urged all Ijebu indigenes to cast their votes for the APC adding that the governorship election will be a pay-back time for Abiodun, who has contributed immensely to the development of Ijebuland over time.
He mentioned areas of focus to Abiodun to include reconstruction of roads linking Ogun to Lagos and Oyo states as well as rural roads.
According to him, this would enhance economy at the grassroots.
“When you informed me about your desire to contest for the office of the governor, I was a bit skeptical.
"I wondered why you wanted to leave your businesses for governance, but at the long run, I believed that God has answered his prayers. You will never be put to shame. God will back your administration and you will succeed.
“This is a pay-back time for somebody who has been doing well. We must all support him by casting your votes for him. The Ijebus must not be put to shame in this course.
“Dapo Abiodun, this is pay-back time for you for all your good deeds. We will support you with prayers to ensure your victory at the polls,” the monarch was quoted by Daily Sun as saying.
Tasking Abiodun to cooperate with other governors from the south west when he gets the mandate, the Awujale added: “Today’s meeting is a meeting to pledge. It is a mission of promises. He will not be a sectional governor. He will keep all his promises.
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“His administration will restore the dignity, image and the respect of the Ijebus in the days to come by the grace of God, Osoba assured the monarch.”
Legit.ng earlier reported that at least, 2,000 politicians from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Accord Party (AP) and the Action Democratic Party (ADP) reportedly defected from their party to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun state.
Their defection comes at a period the governorship candidate of the APC, Dapo Abiodun, flagged off his campaign ahead of the 2019 election at Atan, the headquarters of Ijebu North East local government area of the state. The defectors also declared their total support to Abiodun.
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