#Opinion: WHY GOVERNOR DAPO ABIODUN mfr DESERVES ANOTHER TERM
By: Prince Paul Ayodele Adefuye
There is no doubt that democracy is still the best form of government, world-over. It allows citizens with the inalienable rights and freedom, part of which is freedom of expression, association and choice. Such freedom and rights are the greatest gifts that the people, their socioeconomic statuses notwithstanding, make use of in the defence of themselves and their society. Today, in Ogun state, the cacophony of noise that is gathering momentum in support of the second term in office and aspiration of our amiable, affable, people-friendly, noiseless, and silently-achieving Governor has become fever-pitch and to a cresendo height that oppositions' voices have been drowned and they are fast becoming subsumed and consumed.
Yes, the beauty of democracy is what we have seen as the contest has thrown up many contenders many of whom given several reasons, should not have even bothered contesting for the headship of their homes. All the same, leaving Prince Dapo Abiodun alone in the race would have made the contest too cheap, too easy, unexciting, unremarkable, drab, and uneventful. So, having these individuals in the race is making and will make the contestation historic, remarkable, fantastic and indeed funtastic because the true definition of democracy would have been brought to the fore even when their involvement is no threat. Prince Dapo Abiodun is a man on a mission and such individual rides on the wings of divine grace to reach the acme of their God-given favour.
Beside the fact that our man of history is about to do what his predecessors: Chief Olabisi Onabanjo, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, Otunba Gbenga Daniel and Senator Ibikunle Amosun, did successfully, it is only fair that we look at his character, capacity, competence, compassion and commitment to his constitutional responsibilities, duties and his people, all of which can be seen and felt across the state in the areas of quality of projects. He has done one thing or another in every ward of the state. What I have found lofty and alluring about his government and his individual personality is the non-flamboyant, non-showy, serious-minded and unassuming manner in which he has carried on in governance. It is simply a huge reason to give this humble Prince another chance to occupy the seat of the Governor of Ogun State come March 18th, 2023.
Another testimony and testament to the sustainable, commendable and admirable performances of Governor Dapo Abiodun and why he should be given another opportunity to return to the office by May 29th 2023 is found in the loud and overwhelming manner in which who's who and other members of the opposition parties across the state are decamping to the APC in droves. Of course, if Dapo Abiodun is an under-achiever, a poor performer, and an uninspiring leader, the opposite would have been what we would have witnessed, meaning members of his party and government would have jumped the ship, leaving him naked and alone. So, with the arrays of bigwigs from the PDP and others joining the winning team, should we ask for more certificate of authentication about Prince Dapo Abiodun's leadership prowess and capacity? Indeed, the chances of his second term of office looks brighter than anything.
As I coast home, I will like to appeal passionately to our teeming members, supporters, friends and well-wishers to kindly do the following as we get set in a matter of days to go to the polls to elect our man.
We should engage in:
* Agressive and fervent Prayers...
* Continuous Campaign in our Communities, Market places , worship, and others
* Canvassing to our Friends and Colleagues
* and on Saturday 18th, let's pick our PVCs and Vote for the APC on all fronts.
Ire loma jasi and adun ni kehin ewuro lase Eledumare Oba, Amin.
Prince Paul Ayodele Adefuye
Original Omo Imobi
Writes from Ijebu-Ode