As the 2023 general elections draw closer, Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has officially flagged off campaign for his second term bid.

Abiodun, who is seeking a second term as Ogun State governor on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), kick-started his campaign from Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of the state on Thursday.

The governor, who was accompanied by chieftains of the party led by former Governor Olusegun Osoba, took his campaign to Afon, Ilara communities with grandfinale of the campaign held at Imeko, the headquarters of the zone.

In company of APC Senatorial, House of Representatives and House of Assembly candidates in Ogun West region, the governor also took time to visit traditional rulers of the zone to seek their royal blessings ahead of the 2023 general elections.

The campaign rally also recorded a new feat as a number of party members returned home with various household items as well as working equipment to support their choice trade and profession, having won during a draw.

Speaking during the campaign, Abiodun said he would continue to fulfil his pledges and encouraged the electorate to also encourage him with votes, appealing to them on the need to collect their permanent voter cards (PVC) ahead of the poll.

The governor pledged that his administration would continue to address challenges of bad roads in the LGA and assured of his administration’s readiness to reconstruct the Abeokuta-Afon road.

“I will commence the reconstruction before the end of the election to boost the socio-economic development of this area,” Abiodun said.

“We reconstructed Oke-Ola road here Imeko-Afon within stipulated period. We have been doing our projects without making noise and we will not stop doing things that would make our people happy,” he said.

Abiodun canvassed for votes for all APC candidates in the state, especially its presidential candidate, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

He further promised that a School of Agriculture and Technical College would be established by his administration.

“We have constructed at least one road per local government since we came into power. The last time we witnessed such was during the administration of Chief Olusegun Osoba,” Abiodun said.

“We will not relent in doing more for the people of the state. I urge you to go and collect your Permanent Voter Card (PVCs) to enable you participate in the elections,” he said.

Also speaking, Osoba said his being at Imeko-Afon LGA was like homecoming, recalling that it was his administration that brought electricity to the region.

The veteran journalist-turned-politician called on party members to genuinely work towards success of the party at the poll, encouraging the electorate to vote for APC candidates in the elections.

“I am happy to be here again because I brought electricity to the entire region during my tenure. This is homecoming. I told Governor Dapo Abiodun to emulate me and he’s doing that. I am convinced that he’s capable, so let us vote for him and all All Progressives Congress(APC) candidates,” Osoba said.