Our Elders have spoken, Majekodunmi Remains Our Choice, Group Tells Forces Against Leaders Decision
Political groups in Ogun State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress APC said they respect the leaders decision on Majekodunmi adoption, saying that their decisions should be supreme on all the party members except whoever would like to tow the line of the Paki people as we had in the 2019 General Elections.
The Groups which comprises of ; DA Likeminds; Independent Campaign Group (ICG); APC Youth League (APCYL); All Progressives Youth Forum(APYF); Dapo Abiodun Youth Movement(DAYM) and Afo Liberation Forum (ALF) said they have jointly and unanimously thrown their weight behind the decision of the leaders and Elders on the Candidature of Hon. Omolaja Majekodunmi and Surv. Sotayo Iretiolu as the Chairmanship and Vice-Chairmanship Flag-bearers of the APC in the forthcoming Local Government Election in the state.
Abeokuta South Joint Political Group Forum,The Co-ordinator, Mohammed Ali who spoke on behalf of the groups hinted that their decision was because of the trust reposed in the caliber of people that make up the leaders and Elders in the Local Government.
According to him "It is also predicated on the maxim that "Elders are wise and visionary"! And this is suffice to say that they have the knowledge and a clear understanding of all the Aspirants who jostled for the seat and settled for the most credible alternative.''
The groups urged the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun not to allow another suspected someone of questionable character as the party's candidate for the forthcoming local government election in the state.
The coordinator explained that "Majekodunmi and Surv. Sotayo are loyal party men, upright in their dealings, immaculate hearts, humble and season administrators. They are professionals with traceable sources of income.
Therefore, the development of Abeokuta South Local Government in line with the vision and mission of Governor Dapo Abiodun, MFR won't be a herculean task for them."
His words "The fact that Abeokuta South is the foremost Local Government in Egbaland and Nigeria, we cannot afford its name to be pulled through the mire by supporting a chairmanship candidate whom we cannot validate his source of income or the one that won't be confidential with the party and government secrets all in an attempt to make money."
"We don't want to experience another unpleasant image in which Mr Abidemi Rufai has projected the state before the International community which subjected the state to ridicule in the committee of States in the country."
"We respect our leaders, we hold our Elders in high esteem, so, their decisions should be supreme on all the party members except whoever would like to tow the line of the Paki people as we had in the 2019 General Elections".
"We doubt not that our dear Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, MFR and the number one leader of the party in the state will atune to the decision of the leaders and Elders in the choice of the party Candidate as resolved, but, we want to plead to you, Your Excellency to prevail on some people in your cabinet who hailed from other Local Governments but sponsoring crisis elsewhere for the reasons best known to them to stop for the sake of peace and Progress."
"Conclusively, Our Leaders and Elders have spoken and we are fully in support of them as Hon. Omolaja Majekodunmi Remains our choice for the Local Government in the forthcoming Election, Ali concluded''.