Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi has asked Ogun Governor-elect, Dapo Abiodun to ensure the welfare of the people is first on his priority list, before anything else.
He also appreciated the people of Ogun state for voting in favor of Abiodun who he sees as an epitome of humility.
His words, “When my brother, Dapo Abiodun, intimated me of his intention to contest for the Ogun governorship election, I told him that he should go ahead and that he will be victorious by the grace of God.
“I therefore thank God that today he has become the governor-elect of Ogun. I have every cause to glorify God on his behalf.
“In the affairs of men, God has always been present. It is this divine presence that has brought him this victory.
“Dapo is gentle, kind-hearted and an epitome of humility. All these he has demonstrated here today through this visit.
“While I’m congratulating you on this victory, let me state that an opportunity to serve is an opportunity to be Godly.
“You must do everything humanly possible to prioritise the welfare of your people as a compensation for the overwhelming support they gave you to emerge governor-elect.
“If you want to be a good leader and make a change, you must be ready and prepared to step on toes. When you step on toes, the toes will kick you back. Just forge ahead.
“If you really want to make a change, study your environment; have courage, not only to envision but also to make a difference.
“Put Godliness above all things and ensure that whatever you do is in the best interest of the people.
“While I will tell you that you should not under-estimate your enemies, let me, however, say that you should not be deterred by their antics. You can lose a battle but you must win the war.
“You will have sycophants along the way but you must remain focussed. I have no doubt that with the level of your intellectual disposition, you will succeed.”