The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has disclosed that he supported reelection bid of his predecessor’s nephew, Yusuff Amosun to exhibit and proof political maturity.
Penpushing reports that, Abiodun and his predecessor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun have been at loggerhead over political supremacy within the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State, but his nephew sought for reelection into the House of Assembly under the administration of Governor Abiodun in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
The Governor said rather than be reoccupied by vendetta of his predecessor, his determination is to focus on taking Ogun state to the next level, when he was sworn in as the Governor and not preoccupied by vengeance made him to back Amosun for another four year in the state legislature.
Penpushing further reports that Abiodun made the clarification when he received scores of core loyalists of former Governor Ibikunle Amosun from Ewekoro local government area, back into the mainstream of the All Progressives Congress (APC), adding that he refused to be distracted in the face of the provocation from those who should have been his friends.
The Governor pointed out that his refusal to be distracted or even provoked by those who played God and fought to ensure he did not become governor was instrumental to the successes recorded by his administration in the last three and half years.
Penpushing also reports that Abiodun, however, commended the returnees for their loyalty to the former governor even when they had lost the battle to unseat him, urging them to bring back to the table very strong loyalty.
The Governor who also directed party leaders in the Ewekoro local government to welcome the returnees into their fold, noted that they are not back benchers, but leaders of the party”.
“I am extremely delighted to welcome you back home because this is your home, we were never strangers, we were one and the same, we are all members of one family, it is my pleasure to receive you. I will admonish our party faithful in Ewekoro to ensure that you occupy your place of pride in that local government because you are not back benchers, you are leaders in your right”, he emphasized.
Penpushing further reports that, a member of the delegation, Engr. Sina Adegbenro, while speaking commended the Governor for his achievements in the last three and half years, adding that they would work towards ensuring for his success at the 2023 general elections
The former chairman of the Ewekoro Local Government, Iskilu Makinde, in his own remarks, while acknowledging the Governor for his giant strides across the state, noted that they would all work towards actualizing the second term ambition of the governor.
Penpushing also reports that, a member of the House of Representatives representing Ifo/Ewekoro Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Hon Isiaka Ayokunle, noted that they are very proud of the achievements of the governor, adding that the door is still open for others who are ready to join the winning team of the incumbent governor.
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