By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Emotion was high on Tuesday in Abeokuta, Ogun State as the outgoing Governor Ibikunle Amosun handed over the rein of the state to the Governor-elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun.
Governor Amosun represented by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Barrister Taiwo Adeoluwa handed over to Abiodun’s deputy, Engr Noimot Salako Oyedele at the Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
It would be recalled that Governor Amosun had once vowed not to hand over to Dapo Abiodun.
However, the reverse was the case as the outgoing-governor pulled out of the Governor’s Office at exactly 3:17pm on Tuesday, giving way access to the new government to take over.
Dapo Abiodun congratulated Amosun for successfully completing 8 years in office.
”I will like to congratulate Amosun on the successful completion of his 8th years in office, I acknowledge that a lot has been done in the state and as you all know that government is a continum. The pledge by Dapo Abiodun is that the people of Ogun State will continue to enjoy the government.
”We promise that all uncompleted projects will be reviewed because we know people desire good government and we pledge that our administration will be fair, equitable to everyone.
“We thank the people of Ogun State for coming out to witness the handing-over ceremony from the government of the outgoing governor Senator Ibikunle Amosun to the new governor’s team, Prince Dapo Abiodun.
”We had our meeting two weeks ago on the transition committee and that meeting was to assure that this event would take place today. We want to thank you all that you have kept the promise and we have collected the documents today.”