…pledges Good Governance
By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
The Ogun State Governors-elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun and 26 member of the state assembly on Thursday received a Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Secretariat, Imagbon, Abeokuta, the State capital.
They were 15 All Progressives Congress (APC) members and eleven others spread across the Allied People’s Movement (APM), African Democratic Congress (ADC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will collect theirs later in the day.
The National Commissioner in charge of Ogun, Ondo, Dr Adekunle Ogunmola presented the Certificate of Return to them at the commission’s headquarters in Abeokuta.
The ceremony which was attended by hundreds of parties faithful caused a serious gridlock at the end of Lagos-Abeokuta road.
Abiodun in his acceptance speech, titled “Victory For Ogun People” reiterated his commitment to all inclusive government.
He commended INEC for being an “impartial arbiter”, urging the commission to sustain the professionalism in future elections.
Abiodun stressed, “To INEC, yours was a clear case of an impartial arbiter. People’s votes largely counted. Well done INEC Ogun State.
“Today indeed represents a further confirmation and validation of the collective resolve of Ogun people as expressed on March 9th, 2019. I am a privileged beneficiary of that resolve.”
He added, “I therefore commit myself to an all inclusive, equitable and fair minded approach to governance as pledged by me during the campaigns and in my acceptance speech of 11th March, 2019.
“In line with our slogan during the campaigns, “Igbega Ipinle Ogun, ajose gbogbo wa ni”, the time to start working together is now. There is more to gain as a people in collective efforts than otherwise.
“Let me not fail to recognize and acknowledge the professionalism demonstrated by all Security agencies that played one role or the other in our elections. You were above board and I thank you immensely.
“Finally, to my esteemed Ogun people, the 2019 election was your election and March 9th was your day. With the good choice that you have made on that fateful day, may tomorrow also be your best future.”