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A dramatic twist has been introduced into Ogun state politics as the Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun swore in seven commissioners and deputy Chief of Staff nine months to the end of his tenure .
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that ,the move might have been in connection with the second term ambition of the governor .
Abiodun assumed office as the governor of the state in 2019 after he was sworn in, having won at the poll and would be completing his first term May 29, 2023.
The governor has indicated interest in re election in 2023 and has been given the All Progressive Congress Governorship ticket for his second term bid .
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that Abiodun was advised to make such a move so as strengthen his political camp ahead of the 2023 election .
The governor has launched offensive moves few days after his colleague in Osun, Gboyega Oyetola lost his bid to get his second term . Oyetola lost to People’s Democratic Party Governorship candidate in the state , Ademola Adeleke .
Abiodun had also fixed some political vacancies such as Governor’s Liaison officers in the 20 local government areas of the state to persevere some aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress in the state .
To worsen the second term fear of the governor , his predecessor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun had publicly declared political war .
Amosun had said that he would ensure Abiodun is removed from the Oke-Mosan in 2023 .
As part of his efforts to strengthen his camp, Abiodun on Tuesday, swore in Oludotun Taiwo ( Forestry); Ganiyu Hamzat (Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs); Mrs. Motunrayo Adeleye -Oladapo ( Culture and Tourism); Mr. Oladimeji Oresanya ( Environment) and Mrs. Olufemi Ilori Oduntan (Special Duties and Inter -Governmental Affairs).
Others are Hon. Abayomi Hunye ( Community Development and Cooperatives) and Mr. Jamiu Odetoogun (Rural Development), while the former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Dr Oluwatoyin Taiwo is the new Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor.
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