Stakeholders of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ijebu Central has endorsed Governor Dapo Abiodun-for another term, urging him to seek reelection in 2023.
Deputy Chairman of the party in Ogun State, Chief James Dina who moved the motion for the endorsement, following the approval of the executive committees of APC across the Ijebu Central Federal constituency, revealed that the endorsement became necessary following the governor’s sterling performance.
Some of the leaders who endorsed Abiodun for second term, included Party chairmen in Odogbolu Local Government Area, Mr Akogun Muyiwa Idowu, Hon. Adekunle Aromolate (Ijebu-Ode), and Hon.Wale Omowunmi (Ijebu-North East) alongside their elected councils’ chairmen, including Hon. Foluso Badejo from Ijebu- North East, Hon.Shuaib Adebayo Ladejobi, Odogbolu, as well as the Leader of the House, Ijebu- ode Legislative, Hon. Adesola Ogundairo who represented the chairman of Ijebu-Ode.
Chairman of Governor’s Advisory Council in the State, Pa. Oluneye Okuboyejo, a former member of the House of Representatives in the second republic, Hon. Abiodun Olukoya, Elder in the Governor’s Advisery Council, Pa Kalejaiye, South West Leader of the party Alhaja (Mrs). Yetunde Shakirat Adesanya, amongst other notable leaders, also endorsed the governor for another term.
Also speaking, Commissioner for Special Duties & Intergovernmental Affairs, Barr. Femi Ogunbanwo, described the endorsement as affirmation of the performance of the governor after the review of his close to three years tenure in office, looking at where the state was before May 29, 2019, and what is it now.
Ogunbanwo who is also seeking the blessings of the party’s leaders to contest for the Ijebu-Central Federal Constituency seat in 2023, added that the people of the Federal Constituency had spoken with one voice to support the governor for second term for the continuation of what he described as good performance in terms of the spread of infrastructure across the state.
“We look at where we are before as at 2019, and where we are today, The people have come together with one voice, that the Governor should continue beyond 2023. The essence of our coming together is to review the performance of the Governor which had inform his adoption for 2nd term,” Ogunbanwo said.
He further said his ambition to become a member of the House of Representative, to represent Ijebu Central Federal Constituency was borne out of his passion to serve his people, disclosing that his ambition is in the hands of God even as he awaits the leaders decision after consultation with the Governor.
On his part, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftancy Affairs, Hon. Afolabi Afuape said the Governor has touched every Local Government in the state with one or two projects, saying Ijebu Ode- Epe Road Construction and other ongoing projects, across the twenty Local Government Areas were all an attestation of performance and affirms “promise made, promise kept.”