Ogun cabinet list: Senator Odebiyi warns Abiodun says the list is an attempt to exclude real APC members - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

Ogun cabinet list: Senator Odebiyi warns Abiodun says the list is an attempt to exclude real APC members

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The Senator representing Ogun West at the National Assembly, Tolu Odebiyi, has joined some loyalists of a former governor of the state, Segun Osoba, to condemn the composition of commissioners’ list by the state governor, Dapo Abiodun.


Odebiyi described Abiodun’s commissioners’ list as an attempt to exclude people who suffered for his emergence as the All Progressives Congress candidate and his eventual victory during the election.

He lamented that party loyalists and stakeholders in the state who were supposed to be the pillars of Abiodun’s administration were not carried along.

He said this in a statement issued on Monday titled “Before we lose it all, let’s stop the drifting.”

The senator warned Abiodun to reverse the commissioners’ list in the interest of the state.

He stated that peace would be restored to the state only when the governor fulfils his promises to stakeholders and party faithful.

According to him, barely six months into the party’s four year-mandate, the party appears to be helpless and stakeholders are becoming increasingly uncomfortable and unhappy.

The statement read, “As leaders of the people, we are supposed to see beyond many because we stand on the shoulders of our advisers and leaders. It therefore, follows that the quality of those we rely on to offer advice determines our performance or lack of it.

“It is unfortunate that things are drifting apart in our party, the APC in Ogun State. We are daily frittering the massive goodwill of the party men and women who toiled day and night to ensure our success in the face of daunting political opposition and uncertainty which confronted us before the 2019 general elections.

“For some of us who, against all odds, supported the APC, at the precipice of losing our political goodwill and that of our forebears, it leaves a sour taste in our mouths.

“At the risk of being physically attacked by some of our constituents for sticking by our party and showing loyalty, because they felt we should do otherwise.

“We were insulted and called names. Nevertheless, we were not only undeterred but also unwavering and unflagging.  We worked hard to ensure the success of our party at the polls.

“Why then is the government we laboured to install being run in exclusion of those that worked for the success of the party?

“Why are key decisions that are potentially capable of determining the future success of the party being taken without carrying stakeholders along?”.