A former Special Adviser on Communication to Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, in the person of Modele Sarafa-Yusuf, has declared her intention to contest for the Ogun state governorship seat in the 2023 elections.
Today, I threw my hat into the ring and formally declared my intention to run for the office of Governor of Ogun State on the platform of our great party, the All Progressives Congress.
— Modele Sarafa-Yusuf (@modelesy) March 2, 2022
Addressing newsmen after her declaration, the former media aide to Abiodun said she is in the race to encourage other women in politics to make their intention known by declaring for various political positions.
“I want to be a transformative and inclusive leader and to make Ogun the state of choice for people to live, work, and play because of the educational, economic, and cultural opportunities; safety, livability, vibrancy, and connectedness.
“I’m not running because I’m a woman; I’m running because I’m capable and because I know I can do the job.
I also think women who have something to offer should step forward and make the country better,” she said.
When asked why she was running against her former boss, Sarafa-Yusuf claimed she was running for the governorship position since the governor had not declared his intention to run for a second term.
She said, “The governor has not told me he is running.
If people can go around saying things and declare on behalf of a politician, it’s up to the politician to say, I want to run, step up to the place, and he has not said so as far as I know.
Ogun State Governorship race: Former Special Adviser declares intention