Ogun 2023: Yewa monarchs dump Otegbeye, endorse Abiodun

Traditional rulers from Yewaland in Ogun West Senatorial District of Ogun State, on Sunday endorsed the second term bid of Governor Dapo Abiodun against a major candidate from the region, Biyi Otegbeye, who is running on the platform of the African Democratic Congress (ADC).

Otegbeye, who hails from Ilaro, the headquarters of Yewaland, is being strongly supported by former Governor Ibikunle Amosun, a current Senator on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.

The monarchs declared their support at the end of the Yewa traditional council meeting, held in Ilaro, Yewa-North local government area of the state.

Speaking on behalf of the monarchs, Olu of Ilaro and Paramount ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, said, their decision to back Abiodun for second term against an indigene of the district was informed by the tremendous infrastructural projects embarked on by his administration.

Olugbenle said, “We are 100 per cent support of your second term. We are behind you. By God’s grace we shall rejoice with you when you are returned.

“We know you will do more for us when you come back. We will be with you till 2027 when for the first time we will have our own as your successor.

“Your Excellency , you have the support of all of us. We have challenges with infrastructural development, especially road, but there has a tremendous change in our infrastructure since this administration came onboard. These changes are visible.

“Our governor is talk and do. The governor had lived up to our expectations in Yewaland. We have trust in him and we believe he will never disappoint us.”

Speaking on the agitations for power rotation to the region, Olugbenle said it has been resolved among all the traditional rulers in the Yewaland to produce candidate in 2027 hopeful of support of the incumbent governor.

“By the grace of God in 2027, our son will be the next governor of Ogun state. But now, let us all work for the governor to win his second term ticket and then work for our son to emerge in 2027. Our son will also do two terms by the grace of God”, the first class monarch said.

In his remarks, the governor pledged to continue with his developmental projects in the axis during his second term.

He said, “I will not take you for granted. I will not disappoint you. I thank you for your cooperation and support.”

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