Ogun: I’ll run all-inclusive govt, says Abiodun

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Ogun State governor-elect, Dapo Abiodun, has said his administration will be all-inclusive.

Abiodun, who said this while addressing newsmen, yesterday, in his Iperu-Remo home, added that his administration will equally welcome inputs, capable of moving the state forward from people across political divide. 

Abiodun, was, on Sunday night, declared winner by the Returning Officer of the election in Ogun State, Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof. Abel Idowu Olayinka, having polled the highest number of votes.

According to Olayinka, Abiodun polled 241,670 votes to beat his closest challenger, Adekunle Akinlade of the Allied People’s Movement (APM), who polled 222,153.

But, the governor-elect, yesterday, reading from a text entitled: ‘Victory Speech’, thanked God and people of the state for turning out massively to vote for him last Saturday, noting he had accepted the task bestowed on him by them. 

He admitted that the governorship race was tough, the challenge tasking and the obstacles many, while he declared his victory as divine. 

Abiodun said the time of campaigns and elections were over and the time to start harnessing the God-given human and natural resources of Ogun, for rapid development for the overall interest and benefits of the people, has begun. 

He, however, extended his hand of fellowship to other contestants and those who vied for the governorship ticket at the APC primaries, reiterating he is more than willing to share knowledge and experience.

“Campaigns and elections are now over and it is time to start harnessing the huge God-given human and natural resources of our State, for rapid development for the overall interest and benefits of our people. To my fellow contestants, we have all participated to the best of our abilities in vying for the exalted office, which can only be occupied by one person at a time.

“I, therefore, most humbly and unconditionally, extend my hand of fellowship to my compatriots from other parties and, indeed, all those who contested with me at the APC primaries for the party’s ticket, which I won. Like our slogan during the campaign, ‘Igbega Ipinle Ogun, ajose gbogbo wa ni (The development of Ogun State is the collective duty of all.

“With the love of Ogun in our hearts, we all have something to offer and our government will be more than willing to take the benefits of shared knowledge and experience,” he said. 

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