Stakeholders in Ogun West Senatorial District has begged the senator representing Lagos West in the National Assembly, Solomon Adeola (Yayi) to contest for the senatorial seat in the zone being a bonafide indigene of Ogun state.
The group, W2W4DA , noted that the coming of the senator would provide a platform for Ogun westerners to have the opportunity of becoming the governor of the state in 2027 at the expiration of the tenure of Gov. Dapo Abiodun.
The stakeholders, mostly from Yewa North Local Government Area of the state, in a communique made available to newsmen, noted that the call became necessary based on the outstanding performances of Adeola at the National Assembly.
The meeting was attended by political stalwarts; members of different Community Development Associations (CDAs); artisans; market men and women association; religious leaders among others.
The group described Adeola popularly called Yayi as a true son of Yewaland who has garnered worthy and enviable experiences as a politician, legislator and administrator par excellence from his many years in politics serving at various levels in Lagos State.
The communique reads,”That his current performance as senator representing Lagos West Senatorial District in the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is quite remarkable and outstanding and that this makes us Ogun Westerners very proud of the achievements, he has recorded thus far in the various capacities he has served.
“That despite not currently carrying the mandate of Ogun West Senatorial, Senator Adeola has impacted positively in many ways on Ogun West Senatorial District and has over the years contributed his quota to the development of the district.
“That the experiences garnered and the network built over the years by Senator Adeola is an asset that should be tapped into for the development of Ogun West Senatorial District.”
“The group lauded the Abiodun’s administration for renewing hopes of the people of Ogun West with some of his laudable achievements, while calling on residents to join the crusade and make the dream a realisation.
“That Prince Dapo Abiodun is eligible to be re-elected for the second term as Governor of Ogun State based on the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
That Prince Dapo Abiodun deserved to be so re-elected based on his performance in office as Governor of the State.
“That at the end of the second term tenure in 2027, Prince Abiodun will no longer be entitled for re-election. This scenario will therefore present the shortest route to an Ogun Westerner becoming the Governor of Ogun State considering the fact that no Ogun West politician has so far demonstrated a serious interest in the governorship seat via the upcoming 2023 general election,” stated the communique.