Yewa indigenes urge Amosun to fix roads, laud support for governorship quest
*Group mobilises for aspirant *APC will win Delta, says Okotie
The Yewa Awori Patriotic Movement (YAPMO) has appealed to the Governor Ibikunle Amosun to rehabilitate roads “begging for attention” in the Ogun West Senatorial District.They however commended the governor for publicly declaring his support for a governorship candidate from the District in the 2019 election.
The district, which is populated by the Yewa and Awori indigenes, is the only one out the three Districts that is yet to produce the Governor since creation of the State in 1976.
Rising from its quarterly meeting in Ilaro, the group, in a communique signed by its General-Secretary, Sulaiman Atinsola, listed bad roads in the region to include Ayetoro- Igan\Okoto-Imasayi; Ilaro-Owode roa; Igan-Okoto\Igbogila road; Lusada-Ado\Igbesa road; Agbara-Atan\Ota road and Sango-Alagbole road.
“The state of these roads are not only an eye sore, it is killing and has almost strangulate the economic and social lives of the people of the areas. Agricultural and industrial activities in the areas have remained all-time low on account of this infrastructural deficiency,” the communique stated.
Meanwhile, A nongovernmental organization, League of National Patriots, has actualised earlier promise to mobilize support for the governorship aspiration of a House of Representatives member Hon. Adekunle Abdulkabir Akinlade who recently joined the governorship race.
The state chapter of group in Abeokuta elected executive members and coordinators to oversee their activities in Ogun West, East and Central. Students were also elected to coordinate and mobilize students across the various campuses of higher institutions of learning in the state.Answering questions on why the early commencement of such political initiative ahead of 2019, the newly elected state chapter secretary, Mr. Babatunde Ademola, argued that it is never too early to commence such an unusual project by the youth who as far as the group is concerned have been docile and inactive in the governance and scheme of things in Nigeria generally.
In his words “the opportunity Hon. Adekunle is giving the youth in Ogun is seen as a challenge by our group and as such we must sensitize them on the need to take this as a right time to show capacity and be counted. He opines further that “having listened to the law maker’s plans for Ogun state if elected particularly his resolve to set aside 30 percent of his political appointments to Ogun youth within the age of thirty years, codified #3030, we have no choice than to rally and drum support for him by aggressively and massively reaching out to entire youth in Ogun state to key into this revolution and change in the status quo.”
Commenting on the development, the national coordinator of the group Mallam Abdulkareem Ikharo who was on ground to supervise the election told the media that the development is a follow up of their resolve to ensure true visionary leaders like Hon. Adekunle Akinlade who genuinely have the love of their states at heart are elected into power not only in Ogun state, but across the whole country. In his words, “our initiative as a group that cut across the entire nation, LNP is using Ogun as a pilot state to champion this long overdue crusade.”
In a related development, a political leader of All progressive congress in Delta state Chief Osiobe Okotie says the party would capture power in the 2019 state governorship seat as Deltans were tired of the PDP led administration.Addressing APC political stalwarts and supporters at a consultative meeting held at his Agbaroh ancestral home in Ughelli north local government area of the state, Chief Okotie said they had been recurring ineptitude and lack of focus by successive PDP governments in the state within the past years.
According to him poor governance, corruption and financial recklessness had been rampant in the state in spite of huge earnings from federal allocations and internally generated revenue IGR with the resultant effects of infrastructure decay, widespread poverty, youth unemployment, frustration and hopelessness.
“Delta has nothing to show as an oil producing state. When you move round the cities you would be confronted with the worst forms of underdevelopment -bad roads, dilapidated schools and hospitals .We cannot continue like this,” Okotie said urging the people to be wise and steadfast.
Okotie who commissioned two APC ward offices to boost the party structure in the locality ahead of 2019, noted that he has the discipline and capacity to change the parlous state of affairs plaguing the people across the various parts of Delta and called for their patience and dedication.He stated that tha APC as the ruling party in Nigeria had enthroned sanity in governance with its anti corruption crusade, unifying agenda and credible leadership, making it desirable for the people to trust and follow the party.
The Party chieftain said the nation was on the threshold of political stability and economic recovery after years of mismanagement of resources by the sacked PDP leadership and expressed optimism that Nigeria would rise to international reckoning motivated by APC change initiative.Okotie harped on the unity and indivisibility of Nigeria in the face of separatist agitations across the country noting that the strength of the nation rested on the diversity of the people. He said devolution of power and sustained good governance would give the various constituent units in Nigeria a sense of belonging and also deepen democracy for the betterment of all in Africa’s most populous nation.
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