The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has advised Nigerians to vote competent and capable hands into various offices as against voting mediocre during next month’s general elections.
Abiodun gave the advice on Thursday during the inauguration of the Esure-Imushin road in the Ijebu East Local Government Area of the state.
He called on the people to collect their Permanent Voter Cards before the January 29 deadline and ensure they elect competent leaders.
He specifically urged Nigerians to vote for the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, saying he is the most competent.
He also urged the people of the area to vote for the APC senatorial candidate for Ogun East, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, and himself to return as governor, among others.
“Without your PVC, you will not be able to vote and you must vote because I am sure you want the continuity of what we are doing here. I plead with you to please collect your cards and vote for us.
“Governance is a serious business. It is not meant for mediocre, but people with proven track records in public and private endeavours”, the governor stated.
While speaking at some of the rallies held in his support, Abiodun noted that his administration’s light-up-the-rural-areas project will soon commence, with the distribution of electricity transformers and solar systems.
He assured that people in the deep rural areas will soon experience a new lease of life with the provision of electricity in their respective communities while adding that the construction of the 2.1 kilometres Esure Road was in keeping with the promises he made in 2021 during the campaign for the local government election.
He noted that the road, apart from linking the first College of Health Technology in the state, would reduce the wear and tear of vehicles plying it.
“This road is yours. I want to admonish you to take ownership of this road. This road has been built through your commonwealth and taxes. Make sure it is not abused or turned to mechanic workshops”, Abiodun said.
In his welcome address, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Akin Adesanya, said the road was part of the administration’s inclusive policy to ensure that all parts of the state benefit from developmental projects.
He said the road which was built to a standard, would reduce the stress motorists go through while boosting the economic activities in the area.