Governor Abiodun's Loyalists Launch Continuity Agenda In Abeokuta South - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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Saturday, June 19, 2021

Governor Abiodun's Loyalists Launch Continuity Agenda In Abeokuta South


ABEOKUTA - Loyalists of Governor Dapo Abiodun in Abeokuta South local government area of Ogun state on Friday launched Dapo Abiodun Continuity Agenda (DACA) to support the second term bid of the Governor. 


The loyalists together with 10 chairmanship aspirants on the platform of APC in Abeokuta South local government equally declared their support for the party's chairmanship candidate for the July 24 local government elections in the state.


The aspirants said as loyal and law abiding party members,  they have consolidated into a group tagged Dapo Abiodun Continuity Agenda (DACA). 


Addressing the mammoth crowd at the launching of Dapo Abiodun Continuity Agenda (DACA) held at the Centenary Hall, Ake, Abeokuta, the Transition Chairman, Abeokuta South local government, Hon. Ayodeji Shomide explained that, the 10 aspirants in the just concluded party's primary election, have decided to come together and move the party forward. 


Shomide maintained that, although, there was misunderstanding on the choice of the candidate, but they stand by the party's decision. 


He however, appealed to leaders of the party to extend hands of fellowship to other chairmanship aspirants and call for genuine reconciliation to achieve success at the coming poll. 


The Council Chairman urged members of the party to come together for the success of the forthcoming party congresses. 


"It is a very first of its kind that chairmanship Aspirants contesting for the same seat will come together unanimously to support and endorse one of them.



"For this our genuine decision, the 10 united chairmanship aspirants who vied for the chairmanship position in Abeokuta South local government in the just concluded primary election, have decided to come together and move the party forward to the next level. We, thereby urge our members to start working towards the forth-coming local government election, coming up on Saturday, July 24, 2021, to ensure our party's victory.


"Though there was misunderstanding and discordant on the choice of the candidate, however, we stand by the party's decision.


"We believe this is a time to work together, so that we can achieve success at the coming poll.


"We, therefore, appeal to our leaders and elders to immediately extend their hands of fellowship, brotherhood and comradeship to all  the chairmanship aspirants, who expressed their intent by the collection of expression of Interest forms of our  great party.


"This is necessary because the interest of the party should and is paramount at all times and as such, we cannot afford to be divided now, especially, as we look forward to the commemoration of the party’s last victory, as our 4 + 4 agenda becomes non-negotiable for Prince (Dr.) Dapo Abiodun, MFR.


"Therefore, we are using this medium to call for true and genuine reconciliation, which is highly needed at this point, as we the aspirants believe, this is the time to stop the blame game. Rather, it is time to take stock and move the party forward to the next level."


In their separate remarks, leaders of the party who spoke at the DACA launching said the essence was to canvass for APC in the forthcoming local government election. 


According to the Chairman, Ogun State Alternate Medicine Board, Hon. Nurudeen Olaleye urged all party members to return to their wards start working for the success of the party.


He enjoined them not to allow discordant in the party over the choice of chairmanship candidate disunite them. 


Also speaking, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Dapo on Energy, Mr. Afeez Balogun thanked all aspirants for their understanding and maturity in managing the fallout of the primary.


Other notable politicians at the launching of consolidated agenda are but not limited to; Mr. Remilekun Bakare, former Chairman, Abeokuta South local government, Hon. Abiodun Ajayi, Senior Special Assistant to Governor on Housing, Mr.  Tobi Doregos.

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