By Daud Olatunji
ABEOKUTA-The Ogun State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Dapo Abiodun has expressed hopes that the party would resolve all internal conflicts before 2019 general elections.
Abiodun said he is confident that the state governor, Ibikinle Amosun who had declared his support for the governorship candidate of the Allied People’s Movement,Adekunle Akinlade would lift his hand officially in support of his candidature at his campaign flag off.
He disclosed this at a press conference held in his residence in Iperu-Remo ,Ogun State ,to officially unveil his running mate, Mrs Naimot Salako-Oyedele.
Speaking on the state of the party, Abiodun said that he is sure all conflicts will be resolved before the elections.
Abiodun said, “I am convinced that there is still enough time between now and the election time. We have mechanism within the party that we use in settling our disputes
“We still have about 80 days to the election and I am confident that before then, our disputes with the state executives would be settled
“We would soon flag off and of course the governor would be at our flag off. He is the leader of the Party in the state. I am sure that he would be raising my hands up as the candidate of the Party.”
On his running mate, Abiodun,said ,”I want to formerly introduce my deputy, Engr. Naimot Salako -Oyedele who hails from Ado-Odo Ota. We decided to use a woman to show how important women are and how they will be in our government.
” She is from Ogun West which is a significant part of Ogun State and considering they have never produced someone in this post (governor) before. Her choice is also part of our sensitivity on the balance of religion.
While listing what his administration aims to achieve, Dapo said the capital intensive projects will be funded from revenue generated by his administration.
He said his administration would ensure that people feel the presence of the government which he said would in turn make them give whatever the government demands willingly.
In her remarks, Oyedele assured women and Muslim faithful that they can be rest assured of their representation if Dapo Abiodun gets elected as governor of the state.