Dapo Abiodun, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun state, flags off his campaign ahead of 2019
Abiodun used the event to welcome at least 2,000 defectors from other parties including the PDP and ADPT. he governorship candidate reveals things he would focus on if elected as governor of Ogun state At least, 2,000 politicians from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Accord Party (AP) and the Action Democratic Party (ADP) are said to have defected from their organisations to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun state. Their defection comes at a period the governorship candidate of the APC, Dapo Abiodun, flagged off his campaign ahead of the 2019 election at Atan, the headquarters of Ijebu North East local government area of the state. The defectors also declared their total support to Abiodun.
A report by the Daily Sun said Abiodun told his supporters, the defectors and other residents of Ogun that his administration would be committed to keeping all electoral promises. Abiodun promised that his administration would implement all programmes contained in his policy documents just as he promised to return power to chairmen of all local governments in the state. The APC candidate said this would ensure that the council chairmen no longer need to go to Abeokuta to beg for funds from the governor before they can run the councils.
“By returning power to local government chairmen to operate unfettered, council bosses will no longer have to go to Abeokuta to beg for funds to run their administration. “They will be like mayors, like what we have in the advanced countries. By so doing, they will have time to deliver good programmes for the people of their immediate communities. “Also, there will be prompt payment of salaries of teachers and civil servants in the state, without delay,” he said as he sought for massive votes from the residents of the local government. “Don’t be confused, but ensure you cast your votes for me as your next governor of Ogun state. “You should know where you are coming from and know where you are going,” said Abiodun.