Indigenes of the Oke Ogun geo-political zone in Oyo State have advised politicians from the zone to unite among themselves to ensure that the zone produces the next governor of the state.
They noted that this is necessary in order to ensure that the agitation for governor from the zone comes to reality.
Our correspondent recalls that the zone which has10 out of 33 local government areas is yet to produce the governor of the state since the creation of the state in 1976.
The indigenes of the zone have however advised politicians from the zone to rally around themselves, unite and speak with one voice in order to ensure that the zone produces the next governor in 2023.
They noted that the zone has prominent individuals, politicians, and political gladiators who are qualified to govern the state in 2023.
They insisted that it is regrettable that the zone has never produced the governor of the state despite the fact that there are many qualified individuals in the area.
The indigenes spoke during the 14th national congress of the National Association of Saki Elite (NASE) themed “Power in Unity” held at Saki Town Hall on Saturday.
Present at the event were Chairman, Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) also known as Amotekun, General Kunle Togun, Chief Justice of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola, representative of the wife of the Deputy Governor, Professor Amdalat Olaniyan, and Prince Adeyinka Afonja among others.
The outgoing President of NASE, Mr. Wale Oladokun who spoke with DAILY POST during the event, insisted that politicians from the zone can only become Governor if the politicians from the zone unite among themselves.
“At the national level, we are clamouring that the president should come down to the South, the same thing is happening in Oyo State.
“It cannot be an easy thing, but, we can actualise it, all I can say is to urge our politicians that for us to actualise it, they need to be united. Under normal circumstances, that is how it should be. If our politicians are united, it will be easier.
“Like I said in my speech, we cannot capture everything. During our tenure, the computer-based centre that was started by our predecessor, we were able to get it to the roof level. We also ensured the take-off of the command secondary school in Saki. It was during our tenure that we have an Oba in Saki”.
The newly inaugurated President of the association, Dr. Amos Aderemi Ayoola, said that the indigenes of the zone would support a credible candidate from the zone who is ready to become Governor of the State in 2023.
“Saki Elite is not a political organisation and we have been trying to uphold that. But, it has been for a very long time that we have been advocating for it. It is enough. We have all that it takes to put somebody forward that will stand as Governor in 2023.
“So, I am in totally in support of us having our own as Governor in the next dispensation. And we will lend our support to support any reliable, credible and persons with integrity from Oke Ogun who is ready to become Governor of the State”.
Other speakers at the event advised politicians in the zone to come together and produce the most credible among themselves so as to break the jinx in 2023.