Leaders of in the camp of former governor Gbenga Daniel of Ogun State in the All Progressives Congress (APC) have debunked a media rumour suggesting that they were opposed to the re-election bid of Governor Dapo Abiodun of the state.
The group said in a statement jointly signed by its concerned leaders that Governor Dapo Abiodun has done much for the state and that he deserved to be elected for a second term.
“Rising from a strategic consultative meeting held today, Thursday 16th March, 2023, where we deliberated on the current state of affairs in our party the APC, we the undersigned, LEADERS of the OGD Political Bloc which decamped from the PDP to APC in 2019 across the length and breath of Ogun state and are now stalwarts of the APC administration in Ogun State led by Prince (Dr) Dapo Abiodun, MFR wishes to state as follows; “that Ogun State has experienced tremendous growth and development in all sectors of governance under the dynamic leadership of Governor Dapo Abiodun. Hence, concerted efforts must be made to consolidate the state’s developmental gains and not detract it from the trajectory of good governance,” they said.
The statement, which was made available to the media, was co-signed by H E (Alh.) Salimot M Badru, Chief (Mrs) Matilda Apampa, Alhaji Bisiriyu Popoola, Hon Waliu Taiwo and Chief Ibukun Ojosipe
Others are Chief Joju Fadairo, Chief Pegba Otemolu, Engr. Seni Ayorinde and Chief Fatai Olayode
They said further in the statement that “we therefore salute the uncommon courage of the Governor to revamp the state of infrastructure in our State by completing several abandoned capital projects and undertaking new constructions for the benefit of all and sundry.
“That we are impressed and satisfied with the scorecard of the Governor Dapo Abiodun-led Administration and condemn any plot by reactionary elements to discredit him in the media under the pretext of nebulous alliances.
“That our indefatigable Governor having performed creditably well in almost four years of his administration deserves to be re-elected as Governor of Ogun State for another 4 years.”
The group then urged the people of Ogun State to support and vote Governor Dapo Abiodun “for second term to enable him to consolidate on all the laudable programmes and projects initiated by his administration.”
They stressed that their irrevocable commitment is for the re-election of Prince Dapo Abiodun, while they totally dissociated themselves “from any purported alliance with any opposition candidate to scuttle the second term bid of Prince (Dr) Dapo Abiodun, MFR.”
“That any release or article being circulated in the media purporting that we the undersigned and our followers as members of OGD political bloc which decamped from the PDP to the APC in 2019 have collectively taken a decision not to support the re-election of Prince Dapo Abiodun MFR is totally false and without basis as no such decision was ever taken.
“That we shall remain ever grateful and committed to reciprocating the kind gesture of the Governor who gave us the veritable platform to contribute our quota to further the development of Ogun State.
“That we urge the good people of Ogun State and the generality of Nigerians to rally round the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the task of entrenching democratic dividends by electing all candidates of the party in the March 18th election,” the statement read.