Ogun State Governor-Elect, Mr. Dapo Abiodun, on Monday, declared that he had learnt some lessons from his victory at the governorship election held on Saturday.
According to him, the experience had taught him that with humility and resilience in spite of serious opposition, victory was assured.
Abiodun made the remark while speaking at a press conference in Iperu, Ogun State, on his emergence as the governor-elect of the state.
He also stated that he bore no grudge against anybody as according to him, his desire to serve the people of the state was beyond any personality.
His words: “My desire and priority are to serve the people of Ogun sacrificially and this is what is uppermost in my heart.
“That desire is beyond any personality and I have learnt through the experience of the campaign period that if a man is humble, keeps hope alive and resilient in the face of opposition and discouragement, he will eventually be victorious.
“Though the race was tough, the challenge was tasking, the odds were enormous and the obstacles were many, but to God be all the glory for this divine victory which is for all the good people of Ogun.
“Campaigns and elections are now over and it is time to start the real business of governance,” he said.
Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, it would be recalled, was vehemently opposed to his candidature.
Rather, he gave his support to Adekunle Akinlade, who defected to the Allied Peoples Movement, APM, and contested against Abiodun.
Expressing his willingness to accommodate the contributions of others in running the affairs of the state, Dapo Abiodun invited his opponents to join hands with him.
The development of Ogun, he stressed, was the collective duty of all.
He said, “with the love of the state in our hearts; I know we all have something to offer for our development.”
Abiodun added: “Our government will be more than willing to take the benefits of shared knowledge and experience.”
“The local government administration is the closest to the people and we will return relevance to this third tier of government in Ogun.
‘‘We will create a beneficial synergy that will quicken the pace of development in our local government areas,” he pointed out.