Prince Dapo Abiodun MFR has charged all the members All Progressive Congress (APC) to stand up and fight for their freedom and allow their vote to count by choosing their candidate by themselves,they should not allow indirect primaries to prevail where they can have their says.,Dapo made this charge during his whistle stop tour with members of Ogun APC in Abeokuta South, Imeko Afon and Yewa North local governments.
He recalled how he has supported the incumbent governor to achieve his ambition to be a governor of the state saying: “I was one of the people who went to plead for the incumbent governor to be allowed to govern the state in 2007 but we failed, after that election we realized that we didn’t do stomach infrastructure then we tried again in 2011 with 11 state house of Assembly members around the state which I personally financed’’.
Dapo who wondered why the incumbent governor does not want to support his governorship ambition said “I wonder where I’ve wronged the governor with my ambition, with all the support I gave him then’’. He however challenged the people to fight for their freedom as electorates by allowing the party to conduct its direct primaries through the delegate system.
He described the plan to elect flag bearers of the party for 2019 election through the delegate system as an indirect admittance of failure on the part of the outgoing governor adding that a government that is really in touch with the people would not be afraid of putting its fate in the hands of the electorates.
He promised to return the party to the people if he is elected as the APC aspirant to run along with other party aspirants for 2019. “I promise to return the party to the people because the party belongs to the people and not individual or a family party that some people feels they should have controlled ”
He implored party members across the state not to give up on their clamour for direct primaries as recommended by the national leadership of the party, assuring them that there is no going back until the will of the people prevails. He also urged the party faithfuls to use the ongoing continuous membership registration of the party via the internet to drive the membership.