Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has assured the people of the state that the forthcoming local government elections will be free and fair, just as he added that the next council chairmen would not be appointed, but elected by the people.
The governor made this known at an event held in the state capital to welcome new members into the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and 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 and 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.
While saying that his administration would continue to adopt the bottom-up approach which gives the people the power to choose projects that directly affects them, Abiodun said his administration in the next 60 days would commission the Sagamu-Abeokuta expressway, alongside other projects in the month of May.
The state helmsman also added that his administration will continue to give the state capital all the attention it deserves, adding that his administration will ensure people get all the attention they deserve.
“This is your government and that is the reason why we ask from you before we embark on any project. We call it the bottom-up approach, where we ask the local government chairman, House of Assembly members, our kings, the Community Development Council and the Community Development Associations to be part of any decision on projects rehabilitation and reconstruction,” he added.
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