The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, in line with his policy of inclusiveness is set to receive leading politicians from two other major parties in the state, African Democratic Congress and Peoples Democratic Party, into the All Progressives Congress.
The event, slated for Tuesday at Ake Palace Ground, Abeokuta, Ogun State, would mark the formal declaration of the political big wigs and thousands of their followers from the 20 Local Government Councils of Ogun State into the ruling party.
Among the top politicians moving into the APC are the former Deputy Governor, Alhaja Salamat Badru; gubernatorial candidate of the ADC in the last governorship election, Prince Gboyega Isiaka; two-term member of the House of Representatives, Apostle Dave Salako; former Chairman of PDP and former Secretary of PDP in Ogun State, Chief Joju Fadairo and Chief Pegba Otemolu respectively; Chief Iyabode Apampa; former Commissioner for Forestry, Alhaji Ali Ajibode; former Commissioner for Works, Hon. Olayiwola Waliu Taiwo; former Commissioner for Rural Development, Otunba Fatai Sowemimo; and Olootu Dipo Sofowora.
It would be recalled that Governor Abiodun since his inauguration has insisted on and continued to run an inclusive government involving politicians of various political parties and technocrats, a statement by the spokesman of the APC in Ogun State, Tunde Oladunjoye, said.
Speaking to Community Manifest, the APC Chairman in Ogun State, Chief Yemi Sanusi, described the decision of the well known politicians from two other major parties in Ogun State as a “welcome development and also a clear indication that Governor Dapo Abiodun is doing well in governance and politics of our dear State”.
The former deputy governor of Ogun State during the Administration of Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Alhaja Salmot Makanjuola Badru, disclosed that “the future of the state was in capable hands under the leadership of Governor Abiodun and that members of PDP were ready to work with him to actualise his lofty plans for the state”.
Isiaka expressed confidence in Abiodun-led Administration.
He said: “We are very confident because the morning shows the night from what we have seen in five months.
“If we have not seen positive signs, we probably would not have graduated our relationship.
“I have come with the leadership of my political structure all across the state.
“This is to signify the fact that we are very confident and happy the way government is going about putting the State in a greater scale.”