Ogun gov, Dapo Abiodun gets second term ticket, APC congratulates him


. Governor Dapo Abiodun

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has emerged the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the state for the 2023 general elections.

He got the nod for a second term bid in office on Thursday at the party’s primary election held at the MKO Abiola International Stadium,.Kuto, Abeokuta.

Abiodun polled a total of 1,168 votes out of 1,170 delegates accredited votes to defeat other contestants who scored no vote.

The other aspirants in the election are five namely: Abdulkabir Adekunle Akinlade; Biyi Otegbeye; Modele Sarafa-Yusuf; Owodunni Opayemi and Remi Bakare.

Two votes were however voided.

The exercise was conducted by a five-man electoral panel, led by Wale Ohu, and it was monitored by the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, led by the Director of Elections and Party Monitor, Mrs Oyafunke Olanike.

Ohu announced Abiodun as the winner of the election after delegates drawn from the 236 wards of 20 local government areas of the state, cast their votes.

Ohu said 1,170 delegates were accredited for the election.

Meanwhile, the state chapter of APC has described the victory of the governor at the governorship primary as a “deserved vote of confidence in the Governor by the leaders and members of the party.”

In a congratulatory message to the Governor on Thursday, the party described the victory of Governor Abiodun as “a deserved vote of confidence in the state’s helmsman for the peace and progress he has brought to the state since his assumption of office on May 29, 2019.”

The APC also urged other contestants in the primary election to accept the outcome and join hands with the governor towards ensuring landslide victory for the party in the general elections.




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