Ogun State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate Prince Dapo Abiodun has vowed to end the long neglect of border communities, if elected.
Abiodun said over a dozen of border areas such as Isheri, Ojodu Abiodun, Akute, Ajuwon, Ijoko and Agbado among others would experience massive uplift following years of neglect and infrastructural decay.
The governorship candidate gave the assurance during his ward to ward campaign tour of Ifo Local Government and Ifo State Constituency 11 where he visited the Palace of Alajuwon Of Ajuwon, Oba Nurudeen Egunsola and met with other royal fathers, Baales and residents.
He said there were plans and policies in place, which he would deploy to develop the area and open them to the rest of the state and Lagos when he becomes governor.
According to him: “This campaign tour has given us the opportunity to move round these border communities and we have seen the level of their infrastructural decay.
“It is a clear indication that these places have been long neglected and the gap between them and the neighboring Lagos State is too wide in terms of development.
“Despite these challenges, the acceptability of our party remains very high. Hence, we will ensure we start to ameliorate these challenges immediately we get into the office.
“Some of the challenges we have identified which they have also told us are lack of motorable roads; public schools; functioning health centres recreational facilities and other basic amenities like pipe borne water.
“I am assuring them that all these deficiencies have been captured in our blueprint and they will begin to see a new dawn when we assume office.”
The entrepreneur and real estate operator was accompanied by his running mate, Engr (Mrs.) Noimot Salako-Oyedele, the party’s candidate for Ifo/Ewekoro federal Constituency, Hon. Isiaka Ibrahim, party’s candidate for the Ifo state constituency two, Hon. Fola Salami and other party chieftains.
Oba Egunsola declared Dapo Abiodun as the next governor of State, urging his people to stand by all the APC candidates.
He enjoined the candidates not to forget their promises when they get to office.