Ogun West to hold sum­mit

The Punch - - NEWS - Samuel Awoy­infa, Abeokuta

AHEAD of the 2019 gov­er­nor­ship elec­tion, the Ogun West Se­na­to­rial District is set to hold a day po­lit­i­cal sum­mit, where it will fine-tune the pro­cesses to break the 42year jinx of not hav­ing been able to pro­duce a gover­nor.

The district rep­re­sented by the Ogun West El­ders Coun­cil said this on mon­day at a me­dia brief­ing held at the nige­ria Union of Jour­nal­ists, Oke Ilewo, Abeokuta.

Speak­ing through its chair­man, Chief Aji­bola Olag­baye, who said the sum­mit would hold on Wed­nes­day at Ilaro, the district added that it would seek to mo­bilise sup­port, en­cour­age and men­tor as­pi­rants.

Aji­bola also ex­pa­lined that the sum­mit would pro­mote unity and per­suade other se­na­to­rial dis­tricts to sup­port Ogun West’s quest to pro­duce a gover­nor.

Olag­baye, flanked by other lead­ers of the coun­cil among which were Se­na­tor Iyabo Anisu­lowo, Prof. An­thony Asi­waju, Kunle Elegbede, and Dr. Dele Ogun­siji among oth­ers, com­mended Gover­nor Ibikunle Amo­sun, for his un­flinch­ing sup­port to en­sure Ogun West per­son suc­ceeded him.

he said about 500 Ogun West stake­hold­ers both within the coun­try and abroad, would as­sem­ble to de­lib­er­ate on the way for­ward for the Ogun West agenda.

he said, “The sum­mit will take us through the mem­ory lanes, ap­prais­ing yesteryears, re­view­ing to­day and lead­ing us to make a fore­cast into the years ahead of our state and our district.

“This will en­able us make an in­quest into the past, an ex-ray of to­day and charge to draw rel­e­vant in­fer­ence to en­able us make a good com­pass in or­der to suc­cess­fully nav­i­gate the fu­ture.”

Olag­baye, who lamented the in­abil­ity of the se­na­to­rial district to pro­duce gover­nor de­spite var­i­ous at­tempts since 1976 when the state was cre­ated, how­ever, said that the district would reach out to the other two dis­tricts, Ogun East and Cen­tral, to re­alise their dream in 2019.

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