Awujale, other Ijebu Obas endorse Dapo Abiodun for second term 

By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta

Royal fathers in Ijebuland on Monday unanimously endorsed Governor Dapo Abiodun for a second term in office. 

Leading other monarchs, the Awujale and paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, said the endorsement was as a result of the governor’s excellent scorecard during his first term in office.

Oba Adetona spoke through his representative, the Dagburewa of Idowa, Oba Yunusa Adekoya, at the commissioning of Igan Road at Ago-Iwoye, in Ijebu North Local Government Area. 

He said: “You have worked assiduously these past three years and three months and you have justified why you deserve a second term in office.

“The message is clear. You have done very well by fulfilling the promises made to us in 2019. 2023 is sure and our people will vote overwhelmingly for you.” 

Also endorsing the governor for another term, the Ebumawe of Ago-Iwoye, Oba AbdulRasak Adenugba, said though he’s not a politician, the people of the ancient town have endorsed the governor for another term and not any other person. “You have restored confidence in government and for keeping the promises made to us during the electioneering campaign,” he stated.

The Ebumawe used the opportunity to appreciate the governor for embarking on reconstruction work on the road linking the University town to other Ijebu and Remo towns and villages. 

The Orimolusi of Ijebu Igbo, Oba Lawrence Adebajo, reaffirmed the stance of other monarchs in Ijebuland, stressing: “In the short period I have been an Oba, you have changed my perception about politicians as liars. Your words have been your bond. I can see development you’ve brought into our towns.  We love you and our people have told me that year 2023 is yours without equivocation.”

The monarchs were backed by students and community leaders who urged the governor not to be distracted by antics of certain politicians.

They urged him not resting on his oars, but to ensure the sustenance of the momentum beyond the elections.

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