Traditional rulers in Ijebuland led by the Awujale and paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Kayode Adetona, on Monday, reportedly endorsed the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, for second term.
The governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists.
Somorin said Oba Adetona spoke through his representative, the Dagburewa of Idowa, Oba Yunusa Adekoya, at the inauguration of Igan Road in Ago-Iwoye, Ijebu North Local Government Area.
The statement quoted Awujale’s representatives as saying, “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.”
The statement only quoted the Ebumawe of Ago-Iwoye, Oba AbdulRasak Adenugba, as saying that the people of his town have told him they will support the governor.
“You have restored confidence in government by keeping the promises made to us during the campaign,” he said.
The statement also quoted the Orimolusi of Ijebu Igbo, Oba Lawrence Adebajo, as saying, “In the short period that 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 have brought into our towns. We love you and our people have told me that year 2023 is yours without equivocation.”