A former Senator from Ogun West Senatorial District of Ogun State, Kola Bajomo has called on all indigenes of Ogun West to remain united in the quest of ensuring that the District present a formidable candidate for the governorship seat in the State.
Senator Bajomo who spoke as a guest lecturer at a reception organised by Yewaland Development Forum for a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Rahamon Bello held at Rotary Center Ladoke Akintola Crescent Lagos State, said the zone has all the potentials to win the 2019 governorship elections if they are united.
Senator Bajomo who represented Ogun West Senatorial District between 2007 to 2015, said the marginalisation of Yewas zone of the State if not addressed now is capable of degenerating into a situation of creating public outrage and youth restiveness in the area within the shortest time.
Speaking on the topic “Ogun State Project: Stemming the erosion of economic and political agitations of the underdeveloped West District”, Senator Bajomo appealed to all Politicians in Ogun State to allow justice and fairness to prevail.
“The issue of governance should go beyond parochial personal interest in order to prevent public outrage that may damage the integrity and credibility of Ogun State as a State of heroes and heroines in the history of democracy in our nation and in the continent of Africa”.
Speaking on the need for all Yewas to remain united, the guest speaker said, “If we all agree to sink minor divisive differences that has made us a divided race or district, we shall be able to match victoriously to the government seat in 2019 from where we can now end this frustrating history of deprivation and marginalisation”.
“Our coming to the State house in 2019 will enable us to play the decisive game of equity and fairness that has made development eluded us for a very long time”.
He also appealed to aspirants from the zone to realise “that all of us can only be a winner if one of us is a winner”.
Earlier while welcoming guests to the programme, the National President of Yewa Development Forum, Alhaji Ayo Adeyemi said for Yewa to achieve the dream, “we need leaders who can take risks leaders who are willing to make meaningful sacrifices for the development of Yewaland, leaders who are humble accommodating, understanding, accessible and willing to serve without counting cost or expecting returns”.
Alhaji Adeyemi said the forum decided to honour Prof Bello because of his sterling performance while serving as the Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos, and due to his unblemished success which have been so widely commended.
“We are happy that shame is not the lot Yewaland, rather, he has done is proud and he has shown to the World the great potential in every nook and cranny of our dear vast but yet untapped mini world- Yewaland”
The Chairman of the occasion and the former deputy governor of Ogun State, Alhaja Salmot Badru in her speech called on all indigenes of Yewaland to remain united.
She called on all eligible voters from the zone to ensure that they obtain their permanent voters card so as to perform their civic duties .
The Royal father of the day, the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle thanked Prof Rahamon Bello for making Yewas proud adding that the entire Yewas will continue to be grateful to him.