The last Saturday monthly meeting of the Egba Traditional Townships and General Chiefs, which took place at the Balogun Egba’s House, featured three Governorship aspirants for Ogun State
They were the former Speaker of the National Assembly, Rt Hon. Dimeji Bankole of the Action Democratic Party(ADP), the three-time Aspirant-Gboyega Nasir Isiaka and former Football Maestro- Chief Segun Odegbami.
In his address to the Egba Ologun and Olorogun Chiefs, Rt. Hon. Dimeji Bankole told the Chiefs that as the former Speaker, he had caused infrastructural developments in the State including an abandoned Abeokuta Water Works Booster station, the Otta overhead bridge to ease vehicular traffic and employment of youth.
Rt Hon Bankole promised to make life better than it was if and when he would have become Ogun State Government.
The African Democratic Congress, ADC Ogun Gubernatorial Candidate, Hon. Gbenga Nosiru Isiaka, GNI, told the Egba Chiefs to acknowledge his impeccable character since 2004 when he became active in Ogun State politics and administration.
GNI spoke of his cognate experience as a top Government Business Manager, which he said had adequately prepared him to give every part of the State an all inclusive leadership and happiness.
The ADC Gubernatorial Candidate pledged to continue and complete all infrastructural development projects in Abeokuta, Egbaland as well as other parts of Ogun State.
He reiterated that the ADC 7-Point Agenda, was a Blue Print that was well researched and thought out, to advance and take all parts of the State to the next level.
Also addressing the Egba Ologun and Olorogun Chiefs, the former Ogun State Speaker and Ogun Central Senatorial District seat Aspirant, Chief Titi Oseni-Gomez, said she had vast experience in legislative leadership, which according to her, would enable her to successfully represent and bring development to the Egba people in the Ogun Central Senatorial District.
The Egba born Nigerian football legend, Chief Olusegun Odegbami, who had also come to seek Egba people’s votes for his governorship aspiration, told the representatives of the Egba people from all the six Egba Local Governments that he was well prepared by experience, knowledge and compassion to lead Ogun State to a better life.
Chief Segun Odegbami who is the Labour Party Candidate, told Egba Group that his patriotism as a foremost Nigerian footballer, his compassion in setting up schools in Ogun State and educating the younger generation for tomorrow and his trustworthiness among all generations, should be considered by the people of the Ogun Central Senatorial District and the people of the State in general to vote for him as the next Governor of the State.
Responding separately to each of the aspirants’ campaigns, the Balogun of Egbaland ( and Prime Minister), High Chief Sikirullah Atobatele, said that the Egba had its unique interests in the polity and were appreciative of the Candidates’ interest in seeking Egba’s collective support despite their belonging to various political parties.
Chief Atobatele disclosed that Egba had not finally decided on any Candidates. Rather it was customary to welcome all aspirants and synthesize overall and corporate Egba interest.
The Balogun Egba urged each aspirant to fulfill pledges when their ambitions came to fruition.
The Babasale of Egbaland, Chief Obamewa Kusimo, the Asiwaju-Maxiwell Ayinla and Akogun Adebayo Soyooye, prayed for the Gubernatorial and other elective posts Aspirants.
About 150 Ologun and Olorogun from Egbaland were present at the occasion
They included Seriki Tosin Fadare, Aare Ganiu Babayeju, Akingbade Sakiru AKINGBADE, Aare Kinosin and Aare Baaroyin Layi Labode