*The Governor-elect addressing the congregation.*
Ogun State Governor- Elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun has assured people of the state that he would not fall short of their expectations.
He gave the assurance in his closing at the Ijebu Ode Central Mosque where he attended the Jummat Service as part of activities marking his inauguration which will climax with his swearing on May 29.
*Prince Abiodun flanked by his wife(L) and the deputy governor-elect*
The governor-elect said he is aware that expectations of the people of the state are high and added that with God’s guidance and the wisdom He has bestowed upon him, he would not disappoint citizens and residents of the state.
Prince Abiodun was accompanied to the Jummat Service by his wife, Mrs Bamidele Abiodun; the deputy governor-elect, Engr (Mrs) Noimot Salako-Oyedele; Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Chief Yemi Sanusi; a chieftain of the party, Alhaji Shuaib Afolabi Salisu and a host of others.
*Prince Abiodun being presented with a copy of the Holy Qur’an*
Earlier, Sheikh Mufutau Ayanbadejo, the Chief Imam of Ijebuland during his address, urged the incoming governor to be fair to all.
“You should be a governor ready to serve both those who voted you in and those who didn’t.
“Avoid politics of hatred and bitterness, as yours must be a government where everyone’s input must matter.
“The people must have access to you just as they trust you to serve in humility and fairness as you fulfil your promises to them,” he said.
Also speaking, Sheikh Junaid Abdul-Qadr, the Chief Imam of Remoland, prayed for the success of Abiodun’s administration.
According to him, “To succeed, you must put God first above all things. Then, you must seek His guidance in discharging your duties to those who elected you into office.
“You must serve with purpose, ensuring your legacies live after you have left.”