2019: Obasanjo, Amosun drum support for Ogun West
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun have justified why the Ogun West Senatorial District (Yewa) should produce the next governor of the state in 2019.
They spoke in Abeokuta, yesterday, at the 80th birthday ceremony of a former Secretary to the State Government, Deacon Poju Adeyemi, stressing that the people of Ogun West are competent, qualified and capable of governing the state.
Obasanjo said it would be unfair to deny Ogun West the governorship seat in 2019, 41 years after the creation of the state.
He said Ogun West has credible, illustrious and competent professionals in all sphere of endeavour, such as academia, military, civil service and politics.
However, the former president warned the people of Ogun West to sink their differences and come up with a single candidate in the forthcoming elections.
He said the zone has been unable to present a single candidate in previous elections, due to political rivalry.
Amosun, while eulogising the celebrant, said the only way to make him happy for the rest of his life, is to make sure that a candidate from Ogun West emerges as the next Governor.
He said the District should produce the next governor in the spirit of justice, equity and fairness.