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Amosun’s former deputy, Adesegun, joins Ogun gov race

Amosun’s former deputy, Adesegun, joins Ogun gov race

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Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta

A former deputy governor to the governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, during his first term tenure(2011 to 2015), Prince Segun Adesegun, on Friday declared his intention to contest the governorship of the state.

He made the declaration at the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ogun State Council Secretariat, Oke Ilewo, Abeokuta.

Adesegun who had also served the state as a Commissioner for Works and Housing twice,  said he made the move after consulting with the leadership of the All Progressives Congress in the state.

He said he had all the requisite experience to govern the state.

He said,  “Ogun State deserves the best and having been involved at all levels, I cannot pretend not to know our problems from far-flung Imeko-Afon Local Government Area to Ijebu Waterside Local Government Area or from Ipokia Local Government  Area to Odeda Local Government Area.”

Adesegun, who acknowledged that the task was huge, said he would key into the manifesto of the APC, adding that Article 7:7 of the party Constitution sought to promote social, political, economic freedom in ensuring peace,  freedom, and dignity of labour.

He said to achieve this, the government must be re-structured to be more efficient through adequately compensated public service.

Adesegun added that if given the mandate to govern the state,  he would invest in agriculture, improve the educational and health sectors, and revisit the Olokola project.

Talking about the zoning of the governorship slot to the Yewa-Awori,  the former deputy governor rued the idea,  arguing that what those canvassing such idea were doing was making pleas and not directives.

He said every zone had the right to contest the exalted position for the good of the people of the state.

He said, “I have partaken in everything in this state to know about zoning.  It is just normal for people to be thinking where(which zone) the governorship slot should go.

“Ogun State is an amalgam of the Egba/Ijebu province. The government is in four divisions-  Ijebu,  Egba, Remo, and Yewa. People may just be thinking that because one zone has produced the governor, next time it should go to another zone.

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