By Gbenga adeboye, Abeokuta
Ogun State commissioner for Forestry, Chief Kolawole Lawal Mobolorunduro, has commended the state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun for giving the people of Ogun West Senatorial district comprising of Yewa Awori the rare opportunity of producing the next governor of the state come 2019.
The commissioner,who is also the Adele Oba of Oke Odan Land, in a statement, regretted that since the creation of the state in 1976, the people of the zone have been marginalized in respect to governance at the centre leading to the stagnant growth in the area.
The commissioner who opined that the pronouncement by the governor would put an end to various agitations by the people of the district, adding that ‘’producing the next governor of the state in 2019 would bring an end to the era of neglect just as our people will begin to enjoy the dividend of democracy we all fought for’’.
KLM said, “Some people try as much as possible to write their name in gold while some chose otherwise. Governor Ibikunle Amosun has writtenhis name in gold by coming up with his declaration that only a credible candidate from Yewa Awori will succeed him come 2019. Our people will never forget him for taking this bold step.
“Let me take you down the memory lane. In 1979, Chief Bisi Onabanjo from Ijebu won the governorship election on the platform of Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN). He was represented by the party in 1983 and won again. An Egba man, Chief Segun Osoba succeeded Onabanjo in 1993.
“He returned in 1999 under AD as the Executive governor of the state.
In 2003 Gbenga Daniel came in through the PDP in 2003 on the ticket of Remo and he ruled for eight years before Senator Amosu took over power in 2011. In all these, the Ogun West was totally excluded from the political equation.’’
The forestry commissioner, therefore, advised the leadership of the party in the state to ensure that the process that would produce the governorship candidate of the party come 2019 is credible and transparent.
KLM, however, commended Senator Amosun for his purposeful leadership and his enriching lives proposition for the people of Ogun State.