By Olasunkanmi Akoni
Governor Gbenga Daniel of Ogun State has extended his hand of fellowship to his opponents in the state, particularly the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) counterpart, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, and other opposition parties to accept the verdict of the Election Petition Tribunal and join hands with him in moving the state forward.
â€œNow was the time for all, opposition and the ruling parties, to work together for the common good. â€œLet me assure us all that regardless of how the tribunalâ€™s verdict affects the specific interests of the individuals and the parties in the contest, the true winners in all this are the good people of Ogun State who now have a government whose legitimacy is no longer contested.â€
â€œNow that the verdict has been heard, the people of Ogun State must join hands together to ensure that the train of progress upon which we have embarked these past six years gathers momentum once again,â€ he said in his post victory speech.
Meanwhile, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has attributed the successes recorded so far by his administration to the power of prayers.
The Press Officer to the Governor, Mr Kehinde Onasanya in a statement said Otunba Daniel also acknowledged the various tribulations which confronted his government, expressed confidence that â€œGod has been faithful in every situation.â€
Otunba Daniel who spoke at a special thanksgiving service to mark his recent victory at the Elections Petitions Tribunal in Sagamu maintained that he had decided to put the past behind him, by extending the hands of fellowship to all his opponents in prayers.
He said inspite of limited resources, his government would continue to strive to reposition the state economy for meaningful opportunities, adding that â€œsuch process required the support of all because, in securing the future of our people, we must be ready to go through some sacrifices.â€
â€œThis process required the support of all our stakeholders to move our country forward, this is a government that has a purpose and objective and we shall reach our destination â€œ, he said.