Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has assured the citizens that the coming local government elections will be free and fair.
He said the next council chairmen would not be appointed, but elected by the people.
Prince Abiodun, who made this known at an event held in Abeokuta to welcome new members to the All Progressives Congress (APC), urged the new faithful to work hard towards the development of the party and the state.
“Soon, the timetable 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.
The governor, noting that his administration will continue to adopt the bottom-up approach, which gives the people the power to choose projects that directly affect them, said his administration in the next 60 days would inaugurate the Sagamu-Abeokuta Expressway, alongside other projects.
He said his administration will give Abeokuta, the state capital, the attention it deserves.
He said his government will ensure that the people get the attention they deserve.
“This is your government. This is why we ask from you before we embark on any project. We call it the bottom-up approach, where we ask House of Assembly members, our monarchs, Community Development Council and the Community Development Associations to be part of any decision on projects rehabilitation and reconstruction.”
“All the roads we have done so far came through our bottom-up approach. By the grace of God, in the next 60 days, we will complete the Sagamu-Abeokuta Expressway,” Abiodun said.
The state Caretaker Chairman of the APC, Chief Yemi Sanusi, said the Abiodun administration would be the first in the state to accommodate between 75 per cent and 80 per cent of politicians in the same party.
He added that the party was big to accommodate as many progressive minded politicians as possible.