By Muhammad Saheed
Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has officially declared his intention to seek re-election in 2023 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Abiodun made the declaration when he received the nomination form that was bought for him by his kinsmen under the aegis of “DA Mandate 2023″ at the Executive Council Chambers of his office at Oke-Mosa at Abeokuta.
Governor Dapo expressed surprise at the gesture. He as well recounted the many trials he and his team had sailed through to lead the state, adding that some people did not support the journey from the start till this moment.
“This gesture touches my bones. It is like a balm that soothes all the pain that we suffered in the course of our campaigns. I am happy particularly that this is coming from my home base.
“We were planning on how to go to Abuja to get the form. I am happy that nobody prompted you, you did this out of your own volition and the belief you have in us. I promise you that the trust you have in us will be built upon.
“Today is a significant day in my life, and because of this gesture, I am officially declaring my intention to run for the second term, and in the same vein, I am declaring my deputy as my running mate. You are investing in an administration, and I want to assure you that you will not regret it, as the only way I can reward you is by more superlative performance,” Abiodun said.
Abiodun reiterated that his administration had made laudable but visible impacts in the lives of the people of Ogun State, and the feedback nudged him to do more.
“In the last three years, I have fulfilled my promises to you to make Ogun work for all. With your support, we have made this (Ogun) State a better place and changed the face of our State. I did not do it alone; we did it together because you believed.
“Our State has remained steadily prosperous because of your positive outlook. I urge you to always stay positive in your personal and communal lives and continue to aspire to great things,” Abiodun concluded.