…has no time for probing Amosun
By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
The Ogun State Governor-Elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun has dismissed insinuations over the probability of probing the outgoing Governor of the state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, saying the main focus of his administration is on the provision of purposeful, efficient and effective leadership that will have positive effect on the lives of residents of the state.
Abiodun, who said this during the press conference held in his Iperu country home, promised the people of the state productive, proactive and transparent governance.
He said throughout the period of his electioneering campaign, he neither exhibited nor utter any negative statement against Amosun even when it became obvious that he was not supporting him.
“Anger does not have a place in my heart. I believe the people of Ogun State have spoken and so be it. The governorship journey is not because of Amosun or Abiodun but about the people of Ogun State and so, that was why I kept telling the people of Ogun State to vote for us. It is purely about the state.”
He equally said the support of his candidature by the former governor of the State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has nothing to do with political party but was borne out of personal friendship.
“Our people in Ogun East felt it is the time for us to produce the next governor and that was what Otunba Daniel worked for.
“In 2002, during the gubernatorial primaries that produced Daniel as PDP candidate for the 2003 election, I came second to OGD and so, Daniel felt since I supported him then, he should reciprocate the gesture and that was what he did”.
He however considered the possibility of adopting the manifestos of other contestants in his bid to provide good governance for the people of the state, stressing that, “the development of Ogun is a collective business of all”.
The business tycoon therefore, promised to bring back the lost glory of local government administration towards ensuring that, they truly reflect top tier governance.
The Governor-elect who noted that local government administrations remain the closest governance to the people, also vowed to run a government that will create a beneficial synergy towards quickening the pace of development in all the local government areas of the state.
He also assured that his administration will remain focus by giving qualitative governance that is responsive, open and accountable to the people of the state.
Noting that the state require funds to execute developmental projects across the three senatorial districts of the state, Abiodun said that his administration will concentrate on developing agriculture, and also open rural roads, “In order to increase the output of food and cash crops, create wealth for farmers as well as ease challenges of moving farm produce to markets within and outside the state”.
In the area of providing infrastructure for rapid industrialisation, Abiodun said his administration will create and promote an enabling environment for Public Private sector Partnership (PPP) which he said is fundamental to economic development.