Governor Abiodun clears delegates’ votes to secure second term ticket

The  Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Thursday cleared bulk of the votes casted at Governorship primary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), with all other five contestants recording zero at the end of the exercise.
Penpushing reports that the exercise held at the Moshood Abiola International Stadium Abeokuta,was monitored by officials of the Independent National Electroral Commission (INEC), Commissioner of Police, Lanre  Bankole and other officials from various security agencies.
The former Governors of the State, Chief Olusegun Osoba and Otunba Gbenga Daniel alongside their former Deputies, Alhaji Gbenga Kaka and Alhaja Salimot Badru Makanjuo respectively were also in attendance to witness the exercise which involved delegates from all the twenty local government areas of the state
Penpushing further reports that, the results as announced by Wale Ohu, chairman of the committee said Abiodun scored 1,168 votes out of 1,170 delegates accredited votes to defeat other contestants which include Abdulkabir Adekunle Akinlade; Biyi Otegbeye; Modele Sarafa-Yusuf; Owodunni Opayemi and Remi Bakare,who scored no vote
“Prince Adedapo Abiodun, having scored the highest majority vote cast is hereby declared the winner of the APC governorship primary election in Ogun state and he is hereby declared the governorship candidate of APC to stand in the 2023 governorship election in the state”, Ohu announced
Penpushing also reports A biodun in his acceptance speech, described the election as a victory for the people of the state, adding that it was a day to remember
“This is definitely a day to remember. It is a day of victory – a victory that I will savour for all my life. It is a day the majority of our party men and women spoke with one voice. It is a day that an overwhelming 100 per cent was scored in an electoral process in Nigeria. I am excited. I am grateful and I promise not to let you down”.
“A 100 per cent in any exam is the mark of genius. While I do not claim to be one, I am challenged by it. In a democracy, it is a resounding vote of confidence. You know it is one thing to support one on paper; on the social media or on the face value. This is real life and not mere audio endorsement. In a free and fair contest, it speaks volume about a people’s love for their own”.
“I will continue to carry out the office of governor in such a way that those who voted for me today can take pride in having done so. Let me also assure you that those who will be my opponents in the general elections would be pleasantly surprised and have no choice than to join us in our Vision of “Building Our Future Together”.
“During these uncertain times, my highest commitment is to be your bipartisan voice in the state so that we can achieve our shared goals. Our state is one that has been built by our compassion towards each other, our commitment to decency, and our faith in our neighbours.
“Now is the time for us to be more united as a people so that we can genuinely continue to improve on our economy, create more rewarding jobs, provide more effective and easily accessible healthcare, and ensure that every student receives improved education”, Abiodun submitted.
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