An Ogun West leader and philanthropist, Gbenga Akinwande, has advised Governor Ibikunle Amosun to leave his anointed man and candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement(APM), Hon. Abdulkabir Adekunle Akinlade, and back Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka(GNI) of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) to actualize his 2019 governorship ambition if he has the interest of Yewa people at heart.
Akinwande who is the President of Gbenga Akinwande Foundation, said Isiaka is more popular, has the experience and exposure, stressing that if the appeal is heeded by the Governor, it would ensure the formation of Yewa/Awori united force for the 2019 gubernatorial polls.
The Philanthropist gave the advice during the 2018 edition of Yewa Awori nations cup at the weekend which the Foundation sponsors annually to foster unity in Ogun West, engender development of soccer talents among the zone’s youth and also stimulate activities that could boost the socioeconomic life of the people.
Akinwande described the inability of the Yewa/ Awori to produce a governor since the creation of the state, as a total political injustice and an explanation for the backwardness of the area.
The indigene of Aiyetoro in the Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, however, lauded Amosun for publicly declaring his decision to work for the governorship aspiration of the zone but said the decision could be well served If the governor backs Isiaka.
He said: “If the governor truly wants a Yewa/Awori person to become the next governor, he should then look in the direction of Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka considering his popularity and intelligence. This is a first graduate and a chartered accountant who has contested twice.
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“He is imbued with everything one could be looking out for in a governor. If the governor agreed to work for him that will give Yewa a united force at the polls come 2019.
“I don’t know him personally but I am an Ogun west man and all I want is an Ogun west governor.
“I am not even soliciting for any financial support from the government but talking about moral support, I think the government has lost it.
” You couldn’t imagine that we had to pay for this pitch before using it. If everyone must now pay for the pitch before giving back to their community for football match then for what purpose was the field built?
“So, I am calling on the governor most especially to please look into this and invest in our young persons and as well make conducive environment for events like this.”
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