Though he has contested twice in his constituency, Ijebu-East Senatorial election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, irrepressible Dapo Abiodun, has failed to achieve his dream of becoming a senator, a dream he has nursed for years now.
As another decisive political year, 2019, draws near, the top socialite and chairman of blue-chip Heyden Petroleum and First Power Limited, is now planning to take a shot at the governorship position in Ogun State. Of course, his gubernatorial ambition is no more a secret to many in the state, as his posters and banners now dot the nooks and crannies of the three senatorial districts of the state. Debonair Dapo Abiodun will be celebrating his birthday on 29th of May and those who were at his birthday soiree last year are still talking about it gleefully. Nothing ever ran out of supply; not even the extremely rare Armand de Brignac Brut Gold ‘Dynastie’ collection of champagne favoured by his billionaire friends. Meanwhile this year celebration, the Ogun State born businessman cum politician has scheduled Sunday, May 28, for the birthday party and to officially declare open his new venture, an exclusive lounge called 12 Temple, which is located in a serene part of Ikoyi. The ‘12 Temple’ operates a strict members-only door policy to allow an element of discretion and to avoid the raucousness associated with the jet set and hip crowd. It is going to be a regular pit stop for decision makers, private jet-flying businessmen, and aristocrats. Trust Dapo, he has brought his cosmopolitan taste to bear on the new lounge, even as he has his eyes on the plum number one position in Ogun state.