Tuesday, March 12, 2019 09:30
AM / Gboyega Nasir Isiaka, ADC Ogun Guber
On Saturday 9th March, 2019, I contested for the office of Ogun State Governor
on the platform of the African Democratic Congress ADC; the third time in a
long journey of passionate desire to serve. It is no longer news that INEC has
declared a winner and the result must be respected.
Let me once again congratulate my brother, Prince Dapo Abiodun on his
victory at the election. I have put a call through to congratulate him and his
wife on the momentous occasion. It is an election and not a do or die affair;
for which a victor must emerge. I sincerely wish him well in the huge task of
For me, the aftermath of this election represents a defining moment and we can
begin to take relevant stock. The desire to serve Ogun State has never been
about self pursuit but the strong will to change a wrong system and make life
more meaningful to our people.
At huge personal
risk, I put myself forward on three consecutive elections with a firm
conviction that I and my team have what it takes to substantially elevate
socioeconomic welfare of Ogun State and make it greater. To this, we commited
ourselves for the last 12 years.
This short statement will not attempt to chronicle my experience within these
period as I will surely do so in the nearest future; for definitely, I have a
lot to share that will enhance the political historiography of Ogun State.
Though I am from Ogun West senatorial district and I carried a burden to
ensure that the glaring inequality in this state, I consciously pursued a
pan-Ogun state agenda; and I am proud of the campaign we ran all through.
Let me use this medium to appreciate the people of Ogun State for all the
votes I got in this election and the two previous ones. I do not take it for
granted and remain eternally grateful. To my core associates that have
stayed the length of this course, you all are a pillar I will continue to be
I reserve utmost regard and immeasurable thanks to all my supporters for being
so loyal, dedicated and hardworking. The family bond and camaraderie among us
was a strong factor for fighting on. From the depth of my heart, I say thank
you all. May Almighty God reward your steadfastness and love.
Prior to my moving to the ADC, I ran a movement called 'The Believe Movement';
that promoted values such as delayed gratification, integrity, transparency,
shared prosperity and good governance. I will continue to pursue this objective
for the good of society.
Once again, I
thank everyone that has been part of this journey. I urge my people not to feel
sad or be despondent at this latest result. I know that posterity is the
compensator of every noble effort and for me, I am convinced that we have
fought a good fight.
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