When he first came to the state’s consciousness aspiring for Ijebu-East Senatorial district, many did not know of his ascendancy to national prominence; but now that he has re-doubled his efforts to have a good shot at the state’s number one seat, things are working in his way, as the Vice President and other stakeholder in the political firmament of the ruling party have rally round to support and make sure his big dream come to reality.
Even though, many may not readily agree with the phrase, ‘big dream’, it is still not out of place to refer to his current move as a big dream as he has always dreamt big in virtually all areas of endeavours he has veered into, be it in business, philanthropy and of recent, politics.
Oh! Yes, we are talking of Ogun state-born man substance, Otunba Dapo Abiodun, of the All Progressives Congress, the multi-billionaire billionaire industrialist and Chairman of the Heyden Group, which has many chains of businesses in his conglomerate. Meanwhile the former Governor of Ogun State and the immediate DG of the Abubakar Atiku for President Organization, His Excellency, Otunba Gbenga Daniel - OGD led his followers to declare for APC and Prince Dapo Abiodun's gubernatorial project at his country home, Asoludero Court, Sagamu.
While also Chairmen of 14 political parties and six governorship candidates in Ogun State adopt Prince Adedapo Abiodun, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as their preferred candidate for Saturday’s governorship election in the state The adoptions were contained in separate statements signed by the chairmen and governorship candidates, and made available to reporters in Abeokuta, the state capital.
The former Governor of Ogun State was involved so much in the politics of the state, supporting the socio-cultural associations like Afenifere and Yoruba Council of Elders (Y.C.E.) as well as various associations and groups. The foremost engineer, businessman and astute politician, OGD has vast knowledge of the state political terrain and has a wide network of contacts and friends all over the state, and these are a few of the assets he will be bringing to Dapo Abidoun’s camp.
The intelligent oil and gas businessman is now on a roller-coaster ride to Oke Mosun, with OGD as his main helmsman in the state, so who can now stop the All Progressives Congress (APC) Wizkid? With the arithmetic, math and permutations in the political firmament of the Gateway State, Dapo Abiodun seems to be coasting home gradually to realize this big dream of his, which had kept on eliding him.
Forget about the touted zoning of the seat to the Yewa axis of the state, the idea is not yet a fast-track rule that has been adopted by the party, and the office is still open to any one so favoured by the party. Dapo Abiodun is another corporate top shot angling for top political office.