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Ex-House Of Reps Speaker Bankole, Gov Abiodun In Closed-door Meeting



Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State on Thursday met with a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole.

Naija News reports that the meeting, which started as soon as Bankole arrived at the Oke-Mosan Secretariat around 4:12 pm, went into a closed-door meeting that lasted about two hours.

Also at the meeting was the Senior Special Adviser to the Governor on Political Matters, Hon. Tunji Egbetokun.

Asked what was discussed, Bankole told newsmen: “Yes, I was in the building. I met with the Governor. You would soon found out.”

When asked of his impression of the Government of Dapo Abiodun, he said: “So far, so good”, adding that his meetings with both the President had “good outcomes”.

Recall that Bankole had justified his recent defection from the African Democratic Party (ADP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

In an interview on Monday with journalists after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja, Bankole said he joined the APC to rebuild the country.

The former speaker added that he joined the APC to give support to the effort of the president in taking Nigeria to another level.

He noted that Nigeria was currently going through trying times, and would require the efforts of everyone to pull the country back on track.

He said: “There are issues we need to solve, and any reasonable human beings should support this moment. From Borno State to Lagos State, and from Bayelsa State to Sokoto State, Nigerians are experiencing critical times, and we shouldn’t be found wanting.

“This is the time to step up and show support so that these decisions can be taken, executed and owned by us as a country. Because 10 years or 20 years from now, the people would ask who stood up when these things were happening. It’s every citizen’s right, and all we’ve done today is to exercise it, actions will speak for us.”

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.