INEC Commissioner in charge of Ogun, Ondo and Lagos, Dr. Adekunle Ogunmola has presented the Certificate of Return to the Ogun governor-elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun and his Deputy Noimot Oyedele – Salako on Thursday March 28, 2019.
The 26 winners of the State House of Assembly elections comprising – 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) also received their Certificate of Return.
The governor-elect in his acceptance speech, titled “Victory For Ogun people” reiterated his commitment to all inclusive government.
He commended Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for being an impartial arbiter, urging the commission to sustain the professionalism exhibited in future elections.
“To INEC, yours was a clear case of an impartial arbiter. People’s votes largely counted. Well done INEC Ogun State”.
Dapper Abiodun, said further, “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. I therefore commit myself to an all inclusive, equitable and fair minded approach to governance as pledged by me during our 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”.
He assured the people that there were more to gain as a people in collective efforts than otherwise.
According to the Governor-elect, “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”.
“As I conclude this short address, I want to specially acknowledge and appreciate once again the very special support I received from the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo 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 progressives in Nigeria”.
He also thanked 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, youths, and everyone who made this collective victory possible.
“My darling wife and children,
your support and sacrifices served as the backbone that kept me going. I appreciate you”, the Governor-elect declared.