By Joy Odor
A Chieftain and member of the National Working Committee (NWC) of All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Tolu Bankole has charged all stakeholders to throw their weight behind the re-election of H.E (Prince) Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State.
Hon. Tolu Bankole gave the charge in a press statement in Abuja and made available to newsmen on Saturday.
He said there are several reasons why Governor Abiodun is unrivaled among the candidates, narrating that since he assumed office in 2019, Gov Abiodun has led a well structured government with the aim of advancing the lives of Ogun citizens through social reforms in the economy, infrastructure, healthcare, education, social welfare, and the peaceful co-existence of citizens.
According to him, the overall goal of the Governor is to bring the maximum benefits to the largest number of people.
“During these three years of his stewardship, Ogun State has witnessed a productive investment in IT for governance as seen in core areas of land administration, finance, employment, education and commerce especially in this post-COVID era, therefore attracting business investors.
“The stride in infrastructural development has been more than impressive. Governor Abiodun has constructed or renovated not less than 562.63km roads across the three senatorial districts including a good number of them at different stages of completion. These include the 5.35km Adatan-Gbonagun road and the 3km Panseke-Adigbe, in Abeokuta, Ogun Central Senatorial District.
“19.2km Atan-Lusada-Agbara road, the 12km Ilaro-Owode road, the 2.4km Oke-Ola road, Imeko, Imasayi-Ayetoro road. Also, the State Government has reconstructed the Odo Afa Road and bridge in Ipokia LGA, all in the Ogun West Senatorial District. Meanwhile, Governor Abiodun in April 2021, commissioned the 10.25km Lusada-Igbesa Road which was constructed by the Ogun Guangdong Free Trade Zone in partnership with the Ogun State Government.
“There is also a 4km Oba Erinwole road, Sagamu and 3.43km Molusi College road, Ijebu-Igbo along with the Ilishan Market Road, 11km Atan-Erunwon Road, Ogbagba Street Road and Ejinrin-Oliwalogbon-Mobalufon-Ibadan Road among others, all in the Ogun East Senatorial District, where some roads have been completed. Others include: Oru-Awa-Ilaporu-Ibadan Road, Fusigboye-Ojofa Street Road and Asafa Oke-Asafa Isale-Ayegun-Ojofa Street Road in Ijebu Ode.
“Others are Abeokuta-Siun-Sagamu interchange road, completed Idi-Aba-Elite-Oke Lantoro road, rehabilitated Olokuta road, completed Ijebu Ode -Mojoda -Epe road, completed Osi-Ikola Otta and AIT-RAYPOWER road, construction of 300 housing unit in Kobape, construction of 23 housing unit in Laderin, completed Kuto Bridge in Abeokuta South, construction of fire station at Mowe not to mention the revolution in the health sector across Ogun State.
“In pursuance of his workers’ welfare policy, he gave special attention to the prompt payment of salaries while delivering people-centred projects that directly affect the grassroots.Ogun state under him has paid 6 billion naira backlogs to give pensioners the deserved rest after years of devoted service.
The “Building Our Future Together”, administration of Governor Abiodun is still the best for Gateway state should, and will, be re-elected to a second term to continue the momentuos state-wide laudable achievements” he said.
Hon. Bankole noted that their is no alternative but to re-electing Governor Abiodun, for Ogun to sustain its peaceful, progressive, and a preferred haven for citizens and investors alike.
The APC NWC Member maintained to midwife any mediatory and reconciliatory moves, knowing that Governor Abiodun is a peace loving, listening and pragmatic Leader.
“We are stronger and better together, as members of APC in Ogun State our unity is sacrosanct and not negotiable. This is aimed at building a united front to win for all APC candidates in Ogun state.
“Building Our Future Together” is the cornerstone of his administration and we must all bury our hatchets and unite as one to ensure that our party emerges victorious in all the elections because that is the only way to expanding the social security, economic, educational, health value chain, enhancing youth employment, and building more infrastructures for our dear state” he noted.
Hon. Bankole called on all Ogun State citizens home and in diaspora to rally round this classic distinguished gentleman for second term.
He described Prince Abiodun as a refined Governor with distinguished leadership meant for this millennium, a silent achiever, a promoter of youth/empowerment and a good manager of scarce resources for the good of all.
The APC NWC Member appeal to all to support and cooperate with our Governor to take Ogun state to higher ground.