Abiodun arrived in the venue around 3:15pm in the company of his excited supporters, waved flags and sang solidarity songs.
According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Kunle Somorin, the governor was accompanied by party stalwarts, elder statesmen and women, National Assembly members, EXCO members and political associates.
He renewed his administration’s commitment to the delivery of dividends of democracy to all in the Gateway State.
Somorin quoted Abiodun as saying: “Today, I formally submitted my nomination and expression of interest forms to our party leadership.
“For the avoidance of doubt, I am running for a second term in office, and I have announced that I will be running with my deputy, Mrs. Noimot Salako-Oyedele.
“We are running on the records of our achievements in the last three years. We have been open, transparent, inclusive, accountable and brought dividends of democracy to every nook and cranny of Ogun State.
“We have put in place, a robust economic agenda, that is encapsulated in our ISEYA (Infrastructure, Social Welfare and Welfare and Wellbeing; Education, Youth Empowerment and Agriculture) developmental agenda and it has propelled all the various interventions that we’ve had in Ogun State.
“Despite COVID-19 and its constraints, we achieved landmark achievements across all sections for which we have received recognition globally. It gave us the opportunity to redouble our efforts and ensure that people can feel us meaningfully in all areas. We shall not rest on our oars. The future of the next generation is the foundation we are laying. everything good hands must be on deck.”
The governor lauded the people for their understanding and loyalty, declaring “We will not take your support for granted. The next level is to consolidate in the gains so far made on infrastructural development, digital economy, on good roads, affordable housing, health care delivery, free, functional education, welfare services, employment and agriculture.
“We will not develop one section of Ogun State in the expense of another. We will raise the bar of good governance, economic renaissance and individual prosperity of our people. So shall it be, going forward”.
During a visit to the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), the governor congratulated members and informed them that he has added value to governance by making his state “perhaps the safest in the country.
“We are an incubation centre for high-level Labour in the country and we are growing that as the education capital of the country. We remain the investment capital of Federal Republic of Nigeria. We are building the first truly agro-cargo airport in Ilishan…Indeed what we are building his an Aerotropolis.”