2023: 'Leave Politics for Politicians' - Olu of Ilaro Tells Ogun People ...As Abiodun Pledges Even Development - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Thursday, December 30, 2021

2023: 'Leave Politics for Politicians' - Olu of Ilaro Tells Ogun People ...As Abiodun Pledges Even Development

••• As Senator Tolu Odebiyi Fails To Attend Gathering Meant For Ogun West Development 

(L-R)Comm. Tunji Akinosi, Olu of Ilaro, deputy governor, Senator S. Adeola & others

The Daily Crucible | Friday, December 31, 2021

By Mariam Adekunle, Abeokuta
Governor Dapo Abiodun has reassured of his determination to develop every part of Ogun State and ensuring equitable distribution of dividends of democracy to the people.

The reassurance came even as Olu of Ilaro and paramount ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, has called on his people to rise up and unit towards self -development of their area instead of waiting for a governor of Ogun West extraction to emerge and develop it

The monarch also advised Yewa people to leave politics to core politicians and face the reality that government comes and leaves at its expiration while Yewaland land and its people would continue to remain hence the need to strive towards unity for development, and apparently cautioning them against allowing politics to shred them further.

Still on Abiodun, the governor made his position on even development of the state known on Thursday in Ilaro, the headquarters of Yewa South Local Government Area during the inauguration of the Yewa People Development Council (YPDC) and end of  the year reception of the Yewa Traditional Council at Yewa Frontier Hotel, Ilaro.
The governor who was represented by his deputy, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, said it would  be great injustice and unfairness to concentrate development in a section of the state and leave the rest unattended to. 

He noted that establishing spirit of  togetherness is a  pivot on which societal development revilves and urged the people to remain focused.

''I want to emphasize on it again that no part of Ogun Ṣtate will be developed at the expense of another and I believe that 
 nothing can be achieved without the people,'' he noted. 

He commended the people on the inauguration of the Yewa People Council, saying its incorporation fits into his' 'Building our Future Together' agenda.

He said opinion of the people would  always count at all times. 

"This inauguration could not  have come at a better time than now. It indicates that Yewa  people are poised to start the new year on a positive note."

The governor called on public -spirited  indigenes of Yewaland to join hands for the advancement of the area,' warning that cultural identity devoid of political identity avail little.

According to him, ''cultural identity is nothing without political identity.''

In his address, the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount Ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, called on sons and daughters of Yewaland to invest in their hometown to enhance development, emphasizing the need to complement  government's effort. 

'' Let us face development and leave politics for the politicians.  We must see how we can galvanise and bring our children all over the world together and encourage them towards the development of Yewaland," Oba Olugbenle said. 

The monarch lamented the neglect of Ogun West by the immediate past administration of Senator Ibikunle Amosun, saying for eight years, Amosun turned a deaf ear to the yearnings of his people.

He called on his people to unit towards growth and development of Yewaland through self help and not keep waiting until a governor from the zone emerges to develop the area.

The advice came on the heels of observation and feeling of disappointment by the people that the Senator representing them - (Ogun West district), Tolu Odebiyi, failed to attend a gathering meant for growth and development of the area.

One of the key sons of Ogun West told The Daily Crucible that Senator Odebiyi has now formed the attitude of always shunning a gathering of the people that voted for him in 2019 if he was convinced either the State government of the day or Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola popularly called Yayi would be in attendance.

Former Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos and who is Chairman, YPDC , Prof. Rahman Bello, said Tolu Odebiyi was formally invited to attend the inauguration of the Yewa People Development Council.

However, the monarch commended the present administration for its listening ear, hailing it for doing things in Yewaland to change the narratives.

Olu of Ilaro said: "We are appealing to our governor to expedite action on projects being executed in the state. This should be a challenge to this government. Something must be inaugurated by May in Yewaland. Let me say it here. I was not always happy with the last government when they would invite me for inaugurating of projects elsewhere whereas here(Yewaland), it is only flag - off, flag off for eight years.

"For good eight years I have carried my agbada to dance with them and nobody has come here to dance with me for inauguration of projects in Yewaland. That was why I told that the narrative must change. He has promised us and I can assure you that by May 29 next year we will have something here to commission. This is what we prayed for that we should have a government that listen to our yearnings in Yewaland nay Ogun West.

"There is no doubt about that. It is not that we have not had a government before but that government had a deaf ear for eight years. This government has a listening ear and it is doing things possible to change the narrative of where we are coming from. That is why today(Thursday December 30) we will be celebrating these two leaders - the governor and his deputy, that God has given us at this time  in Ogun State,  to direct the affairs of this state. That is why are  appreciating them."

In his presentation, the Chairman, YPDC , Prof. Rahman Bello, said the non- profit organisation was created to carry out activities and enforce unity among the people of Yewaland, promote effective development in all strata, as well as giving optimum priority to the needs of the people in the area. 

 And earlier in his address , the Olu of Imasayi, Oba Kuoye Lukman, commended indigenes  of the area who have been making the State proud in their endeavours, urging them not to relent in their oars and continue to promote peace and harmony among themselves.

1 comment:

  1. This is great... Yewa desire development and part of the rudiments of government