It is with immense gratitude to Almighty God, the Author that I accept the task that has just been thrust upon me by the good and great people of Ogun State.
Though the race was tough, the challenge tasking, the odds enormous and the obstacles many, we give glory to God for His immense mercy and boundless compassion over us.
Campaigns and elections are now over. It is time to start harnessing the huge God-given human and natural resources of our State, for rapid development for the overall interest and benefits of our people.
To my fellow contestants, we have all participated to the best of our abilities vying for the exalted office, which can only be occupied by one person at a time.
I, therefore, most humbly, and unconditionally, extend my hand of fellowship to my compatriots from other parties, and indeed, all those who contested with me at the APC primaries for the party ticket. Like our campaign theme states: “Igbega Ipinle Ogun, ajose gbogbo wa ni”, the development of Ogun State is the collective duty of all. With the love of Ogun in our hearts, we all have something to offer. Our government will be very willing to take the benefits of shared knowledge and experiences. This victory is not for me and my party alone; it is the victory for the good and great people of Ogun State.
Our government, your government, shall give Ogun State a focused and qualitative governance that is responsive, open and accountable to the people; a government which the people can rightly and justifiably call “our government”.
For rapid industrialization and infrastructural development, we will proactively create and promote the enabling environment for a public-private sector partnership, which is fundamental to the creation of an enduring economic development and individual prosperity of the people of Ogun.
We shall also focus on enhancement of agriculture and upgrade of rural roads in order to increase the output of food and cash crops, create wealth for real farmers and ease the movement of farm produce to the markets within and outside the state.
The local government administration is the closest to the people. We will return relevance to the third tier of government in Ogun State and create a beneficial synergy that will quicken the pace of development in our local government areas.
Finally, I must not fail to put on record, my heart-felt appreciation of the unique support I received from the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Exellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, His Excellency; the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (GCON) SAN, the Chairman of our great party, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomole and members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), our National Leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, our Baba and one of the foremost progressive politicians in Nigeria, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, party stalwarts and members across Nigeria, especially in Ogun State, friends, associates, members of the Dapo Abiodun Campaign Organisation (DACO), volunteers, media men and women, security agencies and all those who made this collective victory possible.
My dear wife and wonderful children,
your support and sacrifices kept me going.
Finally, I assure everybody that I appreciate your immeasurable support, and will not take you for granted.
Thank you very much and God bless our dear Ogun State.
Prince Adedapo Abiodun
Governor-Elect, Ogun State
March 10, 2019