Newly elected governorship candidate of the APC in Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun has called for unity amongst the party faithful ahead of the 2019 elections.
Abiodun, who defeated other highly rated contestants to emerge victorious in the contest said it is imperative that members of the party come together to ensure the party earns a victory at the polls.
He said his victory is not just for him but for the people of Ogun State as he reinstated his desire to work for the progress of the state.
The former lawmaker also hailed incumbent, Ibikunle Amosun for his good performance in the last seven years as he praised the foundation he has laid.
Abiodun said in an acceptance speech;
With utmost humility, I Prince Adedapo Abiodun hereby accept the historic mandate bestowed on me yesterday by the members of our great party as the flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State for 2019.
I do not see this victory as mine but that of our great party and the good people of our dear state – Ogun State.
I am immensely overwhelmed and encouraged by your show of love, trust, resilience, and support for me and the values of my team and I stand for. In return, I am using this opportunity to once again reiterate my commitment to the unity of our great party and ultimately the continued development of Ogun State.
Our work has just begun.
All of us that contested are eminently qualified however one of us must emerge. We now have the collective responsibility of putting aside our differences and pulling our forces together to ensure victory at the general election next year, for as we all know, a house divided against itself cannot stand. I implore you to please join hands with me.
Winning the election in 2019 is a collective responsibility that we must jointly discharge. This is not the time to relent on our efforts. Rather, it is the time to buckle down and put our best foot forward.
Personally, I have no doubt that what you have given me is a great responsibility, but in the words of Abraham Lincoln, “you cannot evade the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” Therefore, I hereby accept this responsibility with a great sense of privilege and I promise to do that which is right and beneficial to the people of Ogun State at every point in time. This is my solemn promise.
I want to use this opportunity to appreciate the incumbent Governor Ibikunle Amosun for his achievements in the state over the past 7 years. He has indeed laid a good foundation for others to build on.
Let us all join our hands together as we take up the challenge to build a wonderful future for the people of Ogun State where everyone, irrespective of tribe, religion or affiliation does matter.
I am resolutely committed to this.
Omo Ogun, Ise ya!
Thank you and God bless.