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Amosun's Special Adviser Emerges New Ogun APC Chairman

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By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
The National Chairman of Ogun State APC Congress Committee, Rev. Dr Peter Obadan, has announced Chief Derin Adebiyi, Senior Special Adviser to the Governor on Political Affairs as the new chairman of the party in the state.

Voting process at the Congress centre

The Chairman declared Chief Adebiyi new chairman after the counting of votes of delegates from all the 20 local governments in Ogun state who participated at the congress held at June 12 Cultural Center, Kuto, Abeokuta, Ogun state.
He explained that 1,749 delegates were accredited to vote for the 26 positions, while the positions of Senatorial Youth Leader, Women Leader for the three senatorial districts and Ex-Officio 1, 2, 3, 4 were not voted for respectively.
Chief Adebiyi emerged winner with 1,712 votes, Alhaji Bashiru Fadairo was elected deputy chairman with 1,709 and 21 voided votes while Hon. Patrick Ogunde was picked as Secretary with 1,710 votes.
Others elected included Hon Akeem Fagbemi-Treasurer, Hon. Femi Ogunkoya-Financial Secretary, Hon. Wole Elegbede-Publicity Secretary and Mr. Folarin -Welfare Officer.
Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun congratulated all the newly-elected party executives for their election.
Congress observers

He told them to see their success as a responsibility to take Ogun state APC to the 2019 general election and beyond, saying the APC must win the forthcoming general election come 2019.
While assuring the good people of Ogun State not to panic and believe that his successor would perform better than him. He also thanked those that have served the party before the new executives emerged.
In his acceptance speech, Chief Adebiyi, the senior special adviser to the governor on political matters, thanked all the party faithful and delegates for the confidence reposed in him and his team to lead the party for the next four years.
He said the success was the outcome of good leadership of Governor Amosun-led administration in Ogun State, saying the new executives would run politics of inclusion and not exclusion.
Adebiyi said APC would win the next governorship election, saying for us to achieve this, the party needs everybody.

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