Ogun not for sale, beware of gamblers, APC warns
By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Ogun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has advised the electorate to beware of gamblers.
The party noted that the state is not for sale, while urging people to come out en masse on Saturday to vote for its candidates during the governorship and House of Assembly elections.
In a statement issued in Abeokuta on Sunday, signed by the Publicity Secretary, Tunde Oladunjoye, the party expressed its gratitude to the people for voting massively for its candidates during the presidential and National Assembly elections on 25 February.
“It showed that our people are appreciative of good and exemplary governance by Prince Dapo Abiodun in the last three years and nine months,” the statement said.
APC noted that the good people of the state should make the next governorship and House of Assembly elections “the icing on the cake, following the success of the last elections.
“The party must state clearly, for the benefit of doubt, that our dear Ogun State is not for sale. No matter how they got their filthy wealth or how much they are offering, Ogun State is not for sale.
“Ogun State has made tremendous progress in all areas of economy and attained unprecedented landmarks in the last three year and nine months that we cannot afford to gamble with the future of our dear state.
“The APC government led by Prince Dapo Abiodun has housing estates for the masses more than all previous governments put together; we have paid and continue to pay the minimum wage for workers and other welfare programme, the Ogun International Agro-Cargo Airport is not only a source of envy to state governments, it is also an affirmation that no height is too great for a creative, prudent and focused government to attain.
“Look at the opposition and put them together; what programme have they announced? They peddle lies, make empty boasts and insult our people, including traditional rulers. They have been largely ignored because we are confident that the people of Ogun state will tell them at the polls that the state is not for sale and cannot be handed over to gamblers,” the statement added.