- Ogun state governor-elect, Abiodun, has dismissed speculations that he would probe Amosun when he assumes office on May 29
- INEC had on Sunday, March 10, declared Abiodun the winner of governorship election held in the state after defeating Amosun's candidate, Adekunle Akinlade
- Abiodun, however, said his focus is to take Ogun state to the next level of progress and development
Prince Adedapo Abiodun, the governor-elect of Ogun state, said he has no intention to probe the administration of outgoing governor, Ibikunle Amosun, when he assumes power on May 29.
While addressing the media on Monday, March 11, at his residence in Iperu, Abiodun said it was too early to start talking about probing, adding that he would rather hit the ground running by addressing necessary things that would facilitate the progress and development of the state, The Guardian reports.
Legit.ng gathered that Abiodun, who expressed gratitude to the people of the state for counting him worthy to be elected as governor, also thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo for their support as well as other leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) including the national chairman, Adams Oshionhole, national leader, Bola Tinubu, former governor of Ogun, Chief Segun Osoba, the traditional rulers and other stakeholders across the country.
The governor-elect also dismissed speculation that he was nursing grouses against Amosun based on how the incumbent treated him with contempt after he (Abiodun) won Ogun APC governorship primary ticket that eventually pitched the duo against each other.
He said: “I don’t nurse any grouse against Amosun neither did you hear me speak any abusive words against him throughout the campaign and during the election.
''My focus is to take Ogun state to the next level of progress and development and to also prepare an enabling environment through efficient government policies that will benefit the people.
''We shall give the state focus and quality governance and ensure that necessary infrastructure like health, roads, agriculture and quality education are seriously given attention.”
He dismissed having any pact with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) through erstwhile governor Gbenga Daniel, saying, “the support Otunba Gbenga Daniel gave me during the election has nothing to do with APC and PDP but it was basically in the interest of ensuring that the governorship slot returned to Ogun east where they both hail from.”
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It was gathered that the speculation that Ogun PDP governorship candidate, Senator Buruji Kashamu, worked for Abiodun was confirmed on Monday, March 11, as he (Kashamu) was not only the first among the gubernatorial contestants to congratulate the governor-elect, he was present in Abiodun’s residence where they both embraced and immediately entered into a close door discussion.
Present at the briefing were Senator-elect for Ogun west, Tolu Odebiyi, Chief Sogo Agena, Honorable Abiodun Abudu, Engineer Deji Asiru and others.
In a related development, the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Ogun state, Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka, has congratulated Dapo Abiodun. Abiodun, who contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Isiaka, popularly known as GNI, took third place in the race which 41 candidates contested.
In a statement he issued in Abeokuta on Monday, March 11, Isiaka said the aftermath of the election represents a defining moment.
“At huge personal risk, I put myself forward on three consecutive elections with a firm conviction that I and my team have what it takes to substantially elevate socio-economic welfare of Ogun state and make it greater. To this, we committed ourselves for the last 12 years," he said.
Isiaka said he was proud of the campaign he and his party ran all through.
“Prior to my moving to ADC, I ran a movement called ‘The Believe Movement’ that promoted values such as delayed gratification, integrity, transparency, shared prosperity and good governance. I will continue to pursue these objectives for the good of society," he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Dapo Abiodun, the Ogun state governor-elect, said that he bears no grudges against the outgoing governor of the state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
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