Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has hinted that the much awaited list of his Commissioner nominees might be out in a week’s time.
Gov Abiodun on Friday evening after a closed door caucus meeting with the state leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) at its Secretariat, Abiola Way, Abeokuta disclosed this while speaking with newsmen.
This was coming just as the leadership of the ruling party also passed vote of confidence on the governor applauding him for showing strong commitment to good governance since assuming office four months ago.
The meeting which had in attendance former governor, Chief Segun Osoba, ex deputy governors, state chairman of APC, national assembly and state assembly members, past and present members of the party and many others.
Prince Abiodun said: “We had the APC caucus meeting as defined by the constitution of the party. When you look through the constitution of the party, you will know what it means to hold a caucus meeting.
“The caucus is described as those who have been former governors, deputy governors, members of the national assembly and state assembly, principal officers of the party, past and present that are members of the party. So those are the one we held the meeting with.
“The meeting afforded me the opportunity as governor of the state to brief the state caucus formally on our activities over the last three and half months. That was the first and primary purpose of this meeting.
“We have not violated as regards the constitution since I assumed office, and having done that I needed to also deliberate with the party members over certain issues. We appreciate the fact that the tenure of our local government council chairmen are up. I needed to inform the party officially on the need to begin to plan on those that will be seating on capacity as caretaker chairmen. And so on and so forth.
“While doing these issues, there are things in the mind of party leaders we ought to brought to the fore and discussed them. Generally, it was an opportunity for leadership at the caucus meeting to ventilate, also as governor to pass information to them, and at the end of the day we had a very successful deliberations and meeting”
The governor explained that “forming the cabinet was not on the table for discussion per say, it was part of what I informed the caucus about, that very soon our cabinet will be formed, and I share with them the process that we will take and because as I have said that this government will be an inclusive and participatory.
“I called on them and share with them the process to coerce them and also contribute their nomination of candidates for our commissioners, so they were adequately informed that they will come by a week or so. You will get that list as soon as it is out”.
Chairman of APC in the state, Yemi Sanusi, in his response noted that the party just passed vote of confidence on the governor after briefing the party about his activities so far, adding that the party was satisfied with the governor’s resolve to return smiles to faces of Ogun people and therefore urged him to carry on with his people oriented projects.