Ogun 2019: Akogun Lanre Alfred, Other Young Professionals Launch Support Group, DAAG, For Dapo Abiodun - Islanders Magazine

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Saturday, 1 December 2018

Ogun 2019: Akogun Lanre Alfred, Other Young Professionals Launch Support Group, DAAG, For Dapo Abiodun

A coterie of young professionals drawn from diverse backgrounds has launched the Dapo Abiodun Alliance Group (DAAG) with a mandate to propagate the ideals and vision of Prince (Dr) Dapo Abiodun, the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate in the 2019 governorship election in Ogun State.

Launched at a colorful ceremony at Olusegun Obasanjo Library in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, Friday, November 30th, ahead of the kick off of governorship campaigns, a statement signed by the spokesperson of the group, Victor Alaba Ganzallo, a marketing communications expert, averred that the cardinal objective of the DAAG is the mass enlightenment of voters in order for them to make informed decisions that would bear tangible democratic dividends.

The statement reads, “We are a self-funded, not-for-profit group whose only interest is to make the people of Ogun State know that if they want a governor that has the character, competence, local and international connections and vision to take the state forward, unify party members after the factious party primary and lead selflessly; a man that has their interests at heart, Dr Dapo Abiodun is the man.”

It also states, “For us to have come together to form this group underscores the unanimity of our belief that Dr Abiodun’s entrepreneurial successes and strong commitment to good governance, fairness and prosperity for all make him a very well-rounded candidate for the office of governor. It is for these reasons that our group, the DAAG, undertakes to galvanise and mobilize human and material resources for him across the length and breadth of the state to achieve success in 2019.”

The statement posits further, “We are not oblivious of the fact that the task before us is arduous considering the political atmosphere in the state. However, we firmly believe that it is a surmountable challenge that requires the collective efforts of people of good conscience whose love and passion for a more prosperous Ogun State is not in doubt.”

While highlighting the composition of the DAAG, the statement clarifies that members are not necessarily from the state; “We are young successful professionals united by a shared reverence for the inspirational leadership of Dr Abiodun and feel that none of the other contenders can tie his shoelace in a free and fair contest. We also feel that the indigenes would be doing themselves a world of good by voting for the APC in the general election. The electorate needs to know the good fortune that is in stock for them with an Ogun State led by one of Nigeria’s most successful businessmen.”

While promising that the group would unveil some of its other plans as electioneering intensifies, the statement concludes that Dr Abiodun has well-defined and fully developed plans for addressing major issues bedevilling the state and would hit the ground running when elected.

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