28th February, 2019
Pensioners in Ogun State have declared their unflinching support for the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Prince Dapo Abiodun.
They pledged to mobilise and canvass support for him during the governorship election next week Saturday.
They declared their support while playing host to the business mogul during their monthly general meeting held at their secretariat in Abeokuta.
The state chairman of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners in Ogun State, Com. Kessington Oduwole during his address said that Abiodun had been known from his childhood and that his father who is also a pensioner was well known to them.
He said that he would bring succour to the retirees in the State by addressing all their demands.
He said, “Dapo Abiodun is someone we have known from childhood. His parents are also pensioners and are well known to us. I want to assure you that all our wants and needs will be met when he becomes the governor. I thereby imploring you all to rally round him and mobilise for him during the poll. I am promising you that he will not let us down. By the special grace of God, we shall accompany him to Oke Mosan by May 29th during his swearing as the governor’ he concluded.”
Earlier, the secretary of the Union, Com. Bola Lawal, while presenting the challenges facing the pensioners such as failure of the current administration to pay their gratuities since 2013, irregular payment of pensions and entitlements, lack of input in the current government and many more, accused governor Ibikunle Amosun of plunging the State into huge debt and not running a listening government.
Former governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, who accompanied Abiodun to the event expressed shock that the pensioners who were classified as senior citizens could be owed that much but assured that all would be fine.
Abiodun, in his address appreciated the pensioners for their rare show of love and support. He then promised them of qualitative governance at all level if given the opportunity to pilot the affairs of the State.
In his words, “I want to appreciate our fathers and mothers who have worked tirelessly for the service of this State.