BREAKING : Ogun gov-elect keeps mute over probing Amosun

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Olasunkanmi Akinlotan


The governor-elect in Ogun state, Prince Dapo Abiodun has kept mum over his stance on probing of his predecessor governor Ibikunle Amosun.

Abiodun decline comment on his stance of probing his predecessor when he assumes office, while feuding questions from journalists during his acceptance speech delivered at a press conference held at his residence at Iperu area of Ogun east senatorial district.

It would be recalled that governor Amosun was fiercely against the Ambition of the governor-elect, the development which had at different times caused deferent degrees of crisis during the campaigns has been forcefully laid to rest with the declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission in the early hours of Monday.

Governor Amosun who fell out with Abiodun, his bosom friend after a crisis marred primaries of the All Progressives Congress in the state had forecasted victory at the polls for his anointed candidate, who is the governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) Abdulkabir Akinlade against Abiodun.

During the Press conference, Abiodun was asked of his position on probing Amosun but he responded that such question is too early to be answered as it is just barely 24 hours after his emergence.

His words, ” questions on probing is too early as it is just barely 24 hours after my emergence.

“But, I have learnt a lot of lessons from the experience. If you are humble and resilient you would overcome any challenge”.
When asked if he is holding any grudge against the governor Abiodun said “It is important to note that, I bear no personal grudge against Amosun.

” But, all I am concerned about is what I have in stock to offer the good people of Ogun state.

“Anger doesn’t have a place in my heart. The issue at stake is not about Amosun or Dapo Abiodun, but about the generality of the people”.

However ,the governor-elect dedicated his victory to God, describing the race for the Governorship seat as tough with many obstacles.

He also added that campaigns and elections were over and that it’s time to harness the huge human and natural resources of the state for rapid development for the overall interest and benefits of the people.

While speaking on his plans for the state, Abiodun said “our government, your government, shall give Ogun State a focused and qualitative governance that is responsive, open and accountable to the people.

“For rapid industrialization and infrastructural development, we will proactively create and promote the enabling environment for a public private sector partnership, which is fundamental to the creation of an enduring economic development and the individual prosperity of Ogun people.

“We shall also focus on development of agriculture and rural roads in order to increase the output of food and cash crops, create wealth for real farmers and ease the movement of farm produce to the markets within and outside the state while generating revenue”.

On local government administration, the governor-elect promised to strengthen the third tier of governemnt as they are the closest to the people.

” we will return relevance to this third tier of government in Ogun State and create a beneficial synergy that will quicken the pace of development in our local government areas.

“Ogun State is well blessed with resources heavily deposited across the state. We shall explore these resource in the overall interest of our people.

We will run a government of all and for all. A government that will fair and equitable in the spread of infrastructural development goal across the state.

“We shall place a premium on human capital development of the generality of our people, including workers and civil servants. For us, our people shall be first in governance”.

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