Dapo Abiodun

The Vicar of All Saints Anglican Church, Ilaro, Ven. Stephen Olamilekan Abiodun, on Sunday advised the Governor-elect in Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, to avoid the pitfalls of the out-going Governor Ibikunle Amosun, in order to stand out from the rest and excel in office.

Ven. Abiodun urged Abiodun to meticulously study Amosun to ascertain why he came to governance in a blaze of glory at dawn only to start “rushing” to complete at Sunset what he could have easily accomplished in the morning.

The Cleric gave the advice to the successful entrepreneur and oil magnate – turned politician during the pre -inauguration Church service in Ilaro, before leading the congregation to pray for the success of Abiodun’s incoming government in the state.

The Venerable noted that if the Governor-elect could learn useful lessons from the government of Amosun, Gbenga Daniel and others before him, he would be able to steer clear of their pitfalls and end up becoming an “exemplary Governor” for Ogun people.

According to him, Amosun could not complete road projects in the morning, yet he started rushing in the evening and began demolishing things at the eleventh hour as if the tenure would endure till eternity.

Also, the Bishop of Yewa Diocese, Anglican Church, Rev. Michael Oluwarohunbi, in his sermon titled: “Every position has responsibility attached to it,” urged Abiodun to take cognizance of the fact that he has been ” chosen to serve,” and as such, should “be servant of all” Ogun people.

Oluwarhunbi advised him to be wary of sycophants and groups who would cluster at the corridors of office for personal benefits, saying they were the ones that misled his predecessors with self – serving counsels.

The Bishop also advised the Governor – elect to use his administration to address the skewed developments in the state and shun divisive and sectional governance, reminding him that Ogun West people are looking up to him to put a halt to their years of suffering and neglect.

In his response, Abiodun commended the Ogun West people for their support and prayer that ensured his victory at the poll, pledging to run a “mass centric government.”

He said no part of the state would go on receiving state government’s attention to the detriment of others, pledging to embark upon massive roads rehabilitation and reconstruction across the state based on the ones the people considered as their priorities.

Dignitaries at the church service include the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, Dapo Abiodun’s Deputy; Engr. Noimot Salako – Oyedele, wife of the Governor – elect, Mrs Bamidele Abiodun, Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola, Senator – elect, Ogun West; Tolu Odebiyi, Speaker of the Ogun Assembly, Suraj Adekunbi, his Deputy; Kunle Oluomo, former Deputy Governor Segun Adesegun, former Commissioner in the state, Tony Ojeshina, former Speaker Tunji Egbetokun, Publicity Secretary, Ogun All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Committee, Tunde Oladunjoye among others.

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