By Wale Coker, Ogun State Integrity Group
Integrity Group in Ogun has appealed to President Bola Tinubu to choose his Ministerial nominee from Ogun Central Senatorial District , saying anything against that might not go down well with the Leaders and Stakeholders of Ogun Central Senatorial District of the state.
It has become very imperative to bring to the attention of relevant stakeholders, the APC leadership, and most importantly, our revered leader and father, President Bola Tinubu GCFR, that for the sake of fairness, justice and equity Ogun Central Senatorial District should produce the next Minister from Ogun state.
The reasons are not far-fetched. Presently, Ogun East has the Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun, Ogun West has the Deputy Governor Noimot Salako-Oyedele. These are the two top executive positions.
The question then is Where is Ogun Central in this equation???. Moreover, when considered against the background of the fact that Ogun Central has the largest voting population. A whooping 56%!!!!
Below summarises the situation of things in the state with regards to the distribution of executive political positions in the 3 Senatorial Districts for 2003-2011, 2011-2019,
2019-2023 AND 2023-2027
OGUN EAST—IJEBU AND REMO—-GOVERNOR
OGUN WEST—- DEPUTY GOVERNOR
OGUN CENTRAL—- MINISTER
OGUN EAST- MINISTERS AND DEPUTY GOVERNOR
OGUN WEST-CHIEF OF STAFF
OGUN EAST-(IJEBU AND REMO)—-GOVERNOR
OGUN WEST-DEPUTY GOVERNOR
OGUN EAST-IJEBU AND REMO— GOVERNOR
OGUN WEST- DEPUTY GOVERNOR
It is, therefore, quite logical, reasonable, and politically expedient that the next Minister due to Ogun State should come from the Central District.
Ogun Central has eminent and highly qualified sons and daughters who are not only distinguished in their personal and professional lives but also worked assiduously for the party APC and President Tinubu in the last elections
Picking any Minister from Ogun East or West will amount to a total disequilibrium of the state’s political setup, which may not augur well for APC and our leader President Bola Tinubu who we all know to be an apostle of fairness. Also for political expediency, it should be noted that Ogun State is politically sophisticated as shown during the last Governorship election in the State when compared to the earlier presidential election.