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Awujale urges Nigerians to shame deceptive politicians in 2019


Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, Awujale of the Ijebu Kingdom.

The Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona yesterday said Nigerians must not be afraid to shame selfish and dishonest politicians in 2019.The monarch who spoke during the annual prayer session organised by the Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ijebu Zone at the palace pavilion in Ijebu-Ode, said as the 2019 general elections approached, some politicians were already at work to deceive the people.

“Some people recently came to me here in the palace to discuss the politics of succession in Ogun State, saying the Ijebu were about to be cheated of their turn in 2019.“These people are politicians and normally, I do not dabble into politics, because most of them are dishonest.

They (politicians) have since proved me right because their work so far has shown they do not have the love of Ijebuland at heart. They are only after what they can get for themselves.


After all their deceptions using the name of Ijebu people, they collect money from governorship aspirants all over the place. If you see them, stone them; throw sticks at them; make them know shame. Be assured that they are Omolanke (hand drawn cart), they cannot carry loads from Ijebu Ode to Ibadan. So, those being deceived by them should take note,” Oba Adetona said.

On the agitation for an Ijebu governor in 2019, he said: “Let’s be prayerful. Nothing is impossible with prayers. Our star will still shine in Ijebuland. We are often worried when things are like these. But we must have faith, because Ijebu has always shone. We will shine again. Let’s keep our focus on God. With prayers, God will fulfill our dreams.”

On the state of roads across Ijebuland, Awujale assured the gathering that Governor Ibikunle Amosun had promised that ongoing projects would be completed with new ones being embarked upon. 

Similarly, the CAN Chairman, Rev. Richard Oladele, said “2019 will bring forth a new thing in Ogun State from Ijebuland. Our people should go and register to vote. Get your voter’s card. We need a governor who will bring real development to Ogun State.”

The cleric urged the state government to complete all ongoing road projects ahead of the raining season in order to ease the hardship of commuters.The event was also attended by former governor of the state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel; the chairman and founder of First City Monument Bank (FCMB), Otunba Subomi Balogun; a governorship aspirant, Mr. Jimi Lawal and a property magnate, Chief Jide Awosedo, among others.

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