Adekunle Akinlade, the candidate of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) in the March 9 2019 governorship election in Ogun State has appealed to the people of the state to support the government of Prince Dapo Abiodun with prayers to succeed.
Mr Akinlade urged indigenes of the state to support and contribute to the development of the state with the collective aim of moving it forward.
The former federal lawmaker spoke at the 2020 maiden meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in his local government, Ipokia LGA.
The party’s inaugural meeting was held at the Onipokia Palace Square.
“We cannot engage in rivalry, abuses or anything that brings retrogression to our dear state. We have to pray for them (the Abiodun administration) to succeed, as this is not about differences in party, caucus or ideology, but about Ogun State. We have just one Ogun state”, Mr Akinlade stated.
Mr Akinlade, who was former governor Ibikunle Amosun’s preferred successor further expressed that as someone who still wishes to govern the state, he would love to govern an Ogun State everybody would be proud of.
He appreciated the people of Ipokia for standing firm behind him before, during and after the last election, which ended with the Supreme Court’s verdict.
The former Rep member appreciated them for their doggedness and love, while urging them to remain steadfast and united.
Also at the meeting, special prayers were observed in honour of the former Ogun Majority Leader, Late Yinka Mafe, who died on his 46th birthday on Tuesday.