The next council chairmen would not be appointed, but elected by the people,” Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun assured.
Abiodun also has assured the people of the state that the forthcoming local government elections will be free and fair.
The governor made this known at an event held in Abeokuta to welcome new members into the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). He urged the new members to continue to work hard towards the continued development of the party and the state.
“Very soon, the time table for the election will be released, we will not appoint chairmen for you at all, chairmanship will not be by appointment, it will be by election, everyone should continue to work hard,,” he said.
Abiodun while welcoming the new members into the APC, urged them to work together with the party in the business of making the party and the state an envy of all.
Earlier in their remarks, Hon. Adekunle Adesina and Chief Bode Mustapha who charged party faithful to continue to support the state government and the party, urged party members not to see the new members as their enemies, but to see them as partners in progress.
State Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Yemi Sanusi noted that the administration of Prince Dapo Abiodun would be the first administration in the state to accommodate between 75 to 80% of politicians in the same party.
He added that the party is big enough to accommodate as many progressive minded politicians as possible
In their remarks, the new members of the APC in the state, former Director General of governorship campaign team of late Buruji Kasamu, Aare Remilekun Bakare and former Commissioner for Special Duties during the administration of Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Chief Kola Sorinola who both noted that their coming into the party would bring in more members into the party in the state
They said that all what the party needs at a time it is receiving more members is good management, which Prince Dapo Abiodun is capable of providing.