Ogun State traditional rulers have now endorsed the second term bid of Governor Dapo Abiodun.
With their counterparts in Ogun Central (Egba) and Ogun East (Ijebu) Senatorial Districts having backed the Governor’s bid, the traditional rulers in Ogun West (Yewa) gave their own endorsement over the weekend.
The Olu of Ilaro and paramount ruler in Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, who was accompanied by other traditional rulers, said in Lagos at the 70th birthday of a renowned business man, Alhaji Akeem Adigun that the monarchs in Ogun West are united and solidly behind Abiodun’s second term quest.
Oba Olugbenle, who noted that the “case is closed” with regards to the forthcoming general election in the state, said “all those who are yet to come to terms with the reality will soon do so”.
The monarch also commended the “humble nature and the love of the governor for the people of Yewaland”, while assuring him of the total support of the sons and daughters of Yewaland.
“At the Yewa Traditional Council, we don’t have any pending fight any longer over any governorship candidate, member of the House of Representatives or the Senate. The case is closed, as far as we are concerned.
“We thank you for the love you have for us in Ogun West. I want to assure you that our sons and daughters are solidly behind you; don’t be afraid.
“Your Excellency, all those who are yet to understand and face the reality will soon understand. Some of us totally understand, we would give you that resounding victory through our votes”, the Olu said.
He acknowledged the decision of the governor to name Adigun as a member of the Governing Board of the Ogun State Institute of Technology, Igbesa, expressing confidence that political appointees from Yewaland would add more value to the institutions they were appointed into.
Earlier in his remarks, the Governor had described Adigun as an embodiment of humility, who he said is very focused, calm and never stops to help those in need.
Abiodun, while appreciating Adigun for his support towards the emergence of his administration in 2019, noted that that he is still solidly behind his administration.
L-R: Olu and Paramount Ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle; celebrant, Chief Akeem Adigun; Gov. Dapo Abiodun and his Deputy, Engr Noimot Salako-Oyedele at the 70th birthday of Adigun in Lagos at the weekend