The governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has thanked the state’s citizens for electing him to a second four-year tenure and said that “Power Belongs to God.”
Heartwarming and “further proof that no man can play God or stop what God has ordained,” Abiodun said of his victory.
The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, said though the election was keenly contested, his reelection came to him as a sign of good faith and a vote of confidence in his administration by the people, assuring that his second term would usher in more goodies of democracy.
He said his victory is a further challenge to deliver on the manifesto of the All Progressives Congress (APC), promising that he would continue with the government of inclusiveness that has been the hallmark of his administration in the last four years.
While commending the people of the State for conducting themselves in a peaceful manner during the polls, the governor equally lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies, the media and other relevant stakeholders for ensuring an atmosphere which enabled peaceful elections.
Abiodun also thanked the party leaders, stalwarts and members of the APC in the state, who worked assiduously for the party’s victory, assuring them that he would continue to keep the flag of the party flying, by continuing to deliver good governance across the state.
The governor called on the opposition and well-meaning individuals in the state to join hands with him in order to move Ogun State to a higher pedestal.
He reiterated his administration’s commitment to principle of equity, fairness and justice, maintaining that his administration would not be characterized by favouritsm, nepotism and lopsidedness in situating developmental projects in all the four zones and three senatorial districts of the state.
He asserted that he would continue to run the inclusive government that has been the hallmark of his administration for the past four years, pledging to uphold the promises made in the All Progressives Congress (APC) manifesto.
The governor praised the State’s citizens for acting peacefully during the elections and also praised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security organizations, the media, and other relevant stakeholders for creating an environment that allowed for peaceful elections.
Abiodun promised them that he would continue to uphold the party’s flag by delivering on his promises to party leaders, stalwarts, and members in the state who worked tirelessly for the party’s win.
The governor appealed to the state’s opponents and well-intentioned citizens to work together with him to elevate Ogun State.
According to Abiodun, in his second term, he “shall ensure the completion of several projects, aimed at improving the standard of living of the people and the economic prosperity of the state from the unparalleled success already recorded”.
He pledged to be inclusive, participatory, accountable, fair, and not to grow any area of the state at the expense of others.