Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Saturday, inaugurated the 800-member campaign council of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The campaign council will be headed by the former governor of the State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, as the Grand Patron while his successor in office, Chief Gbenga Daniel will deputise him on the Council.
Abiodun urged the campaign council to engage in constructive and issue-based campaigns as stipulated in the electoral laws and rules of engagement.
According to him, “I urge you all to work together as a team, even as we sell our programmes and manifesto to the good people of Ogun State. We must work tirelessly as we did three years and six months ago. We must engage in constructive and issue-based campaigns in line with the provisions of the electoral act and the rule of engagement. We have done more than enough projects to ease our campaign while we promise to do more for the benefit of the people of Ogun State if voted into power again.”
He told the council members to see their appointment as a result of their track records and contributions to the growth and development of the Ogun APC, adding that they are expected to live up to the expectation by winning the state for the progressives again in the presidential, gubernatorial, Senate, House of Reps and the House of Assembly elections in 2023.
The governor, who recalled how he and his campaign team faced a “life-threatening journey” to reclaim Ogun back for the people, from the “hands of a warlord who was already playing God” three years and six months ago, further urged the campaign team to ensure that the party’s campaign percolates to the grassroots for the good of the APC.
“There was an avalanche of threats and attacks by the warlord and their miscreants against us just because they believed the collective patrimony of our people belongs only to them. But, the grace of God is sufficiently sufficient for us. The rest is now history,” he noted.
Abiodun said that his administration has continued to deliver on its electoral promises and mandate, declaring that his government’s “Building our Future Together” Agenda is firmly rooted in a solid foundation.
While declaring the determination of his administration to see to the completion of all ongoing projects irrespective of their geopolitical location, disclosed his plans and vision for a second term to include the electrification of urban cities; implementation of Project Light Up of Ogun; improvement of potable water supply in major towns; full implementation of multimodal transport master plan; construction of a dry port at Kajola and logistics hub as Wasimi; prospect for oil in Tongeji Island and Olokola; completion of 4,000 affordable houses across the state; urban regeneration among others.
“As we proceed to meet our people to seek their votes in this campaign for all our candidates in the state, let me assure you all that, our administration will remain unwaveringly committed to the equitable development of our state and the implementation of people-oriented and purposeful infrastructure, in line with our policy of inclusiveness and good governance.
“We do not have a monopoly of ideas on governance and administration; hence, I beckon on you to join hands together with me to continue to build the future of our state together,” Abiodun submitted.