A group of nine Chairmanship aspirants in Abeokuta South Local Government Area of Ogun State has unveiled a platform to mobilise and campaign for Governor Dapo Abiodun’s reelection bid in 2023.
Branded “Consolidated Aspirants”, they are some of the politicians who battled for the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairmanship ticket in the council but lost to Omojala Majekodunmi.
Majekodunmi’s choice by the leadership of the party has torn apart the ruling APC in the council ahead of July 24 LG polls.
However, the G9 regrouped and officially unveiled the Dapo Abiodun Continuity Agenda (DACA) on Friday, with the aim of mobilising grassroots support for the governor ahead of 2023.
The event which took place at Ake, attracted APC Chieftains, members of the G9, some governor’s aides and party supporters in the council.
Former gubernatorial aspirant, Remi Bakare and the Transition Committee Chairman of Abeokuta South LG, Ayodeji Shomide among others graced the occasion.
In his remarks, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Housing, Tajudeen Egunjobi, said “Our governor has done so much. In education, Housing, Agriculture, you will see him there. We want Governor Abiodun to continue for another four year in office.
“We are not fighting anyone. Let go back to wards, mobilise and work for his continuity.”
Also speaking, Shomide declared that the party had made a choice of the chairmanship candidate and “we are ready to stand by choice and work his victory at the polls.”
He said “We just ended party primaries. Party has spoken. Party has picked a candidate. We have to start work now.
“It is time to work in support of the candidate. Let work for the victory.
“In Abeokuta South, it is unprecedented that aspirants will come together and work in unison.
“Let it be know that we are not fighting anyone. We are in support of the party and we will ensure the party wins.”
They nine chairmanship aspirants are: Adedayo Okanlanwan Akintoye, Muiz Oladehinde Omitogun, Olujimi Adekunle, Damilare Olumide Tosin and Toyosi Abdulquasin Enilolobo.
Others are Mustapha Kodaolu Olajide, Barrister Ayodeji Kehinde, Saheed Balogun and Lukmon Kilani