The entire Akoko Nation was agog yesterday with the visitation of PDP Gubernatorial hopeful Barr. Eyitayo Jegede SAN and his entourage.The mobilization team left his Campaign office for Akoko with 50 Vehicles.Akoko people received the August visitor with a lots of enthusiasm and fan fare.In fact this was a radical departure from inordinate ambitious politicians who tagged themselves senatorial irrenditist and now championing cruel cum unreliable factionalisation.Meanwhile, the Campaign Train covered four councils of Akoko.
Suprising enough, All the local government chairmen in conjunctions with party executives and cabinet commissioners from the areas mobilised extensively to the admiration of all and sundry.The people assembled in four different venues according to the local government origin.There demands are similar but with minor disimilarities as they belong to virtually the same geographical terrain.For instance,@Akoko North West – Oke Agbe,the people demanded for outright rehabilitation of their roads which appears impassable.They specifically mentioned Ikare road to Arigidi enroute Oke Agbe. They implored the Gubernatorial hopeful to please concentrate on rehabilitation of
1.Oke Agbe-Oyin road.
2.Oke Agbe Afin road .
3.Oke Agbe-Ese road.
4.Oke Agbe-Ikaramu road.
In the same vein,they appeal passionately to Barr.Eyitayo Jegede to emulate the programmes and ideology of the incumbent Governor who alleviated there perenial sufferings in the areas of health, education and other social amenities.
The situation at Akoko North East was tensed as the mamoth crowd filled the local government hall singing and dancing to Akoko traditional music.The women sang different songs to entertained the audience. Honestly,one can easily touch there feelings and joyous temperament. The Chairmen of party and Councils in conjunction with the cabinet commissioners spoke along the same direction. They promised to ensure all the delegates cast there votes for the aspirant on 22nd August, 2016 PDP primary election at Akure.
Chief Agunbiaro spoke on behalf of Akoko North East council of Chiefs, they laid emphasis on retention of status quo. They implored Barr. Eyitayo Jegede SAN to appoint his Deputy from Akoko land.According to them, we ‘ve made up our mind in Akoko environment to cast our votes for PDP because of excellent performance of Dr.Olusegun Mimiko, The Executive Governor of Ondo State.
At Akoko South East Isua the people assembled at Information centre Adekunle Ajasin House. They defied torrential rain and attended to superstar Gubernatorial Aspirant Eyitayo Jegede SAN.Here they demanded for provision of Free Shuttle Buses to ease the transportation of the students in the localities. So also they implored the government to provide them with Mother and Child Hospital and other relevant amenities.
The atmosphere at Akoko South west was a bit different as they demanded unanimously for the replacement of their commissioner who has gone astray. The open Hall of Mega Pry School built in the Heart of the town was filled to the brim .
Sequel to the requests, Barr. Eyitayo Jegede SAN responded thus:
1. By the special Grace of God, I will ensure Akoko roads are motorable.
2. To ensure growth and development of our areas, I will facilitate establishment of agro based industry in Akoko land.
3. This will further provides employment for the young ones and boost our economy.
4. I will ensure facilitation and establishment of cement industry in Akoko environment because of large deposits of raw materials.
5. On the demand for Deputy Governorship we will consult God Almighty to assist us appropriately.
6’. The Free Shutle Buses shall be provided before the expiration of this dynamic and sensitive administration.
7. The elderly ones,youths and women shall be empowered accordingly.
8. He appealed to the delegates to cast there votes for him in the primary election slated for 22nd August, 2016 at Akure.
9. In a similar manner,he solicited for votes on 26th November,2016.Gubernatorial Election.
10. He promised wholeheartedly to respect the wishes of the people and accord them befitting recognition.
Towards the end of the journey,the convoy sailed at the residence of Ambassador Col Omowa Rtd. The man entertained the audience in his magnificent building at Oka Akoko.
The students of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko and students of Rufus Guwa polytechnic Owo barricaded the main road at different locations chanting Jegede, Jegede,Jegede, Jegede, Jegede, Jegede, Jegede the incoming Governor of our Sunshine State. Barr. Eyitayo alighted from the Bus and promised the students uninterrupted bursaries and scholarships awards. The students shouted oti wole,carry go Eyitayo omo Jegede, Olorun wa pelu e e.
Prominent people who graced the occasion are:
1.Hon.Akin Adaramola_Commissioner for planning & Budgeting.
2.Barr.Tunde Atere_Commissioner for Natural Resources.
3.Hon.Femi Adekambi_Commissioner for Special Duties.
4.Arch Adejuyigbe_Commissioner for Education.
5.Hon.Fatai Olotu_Deputy Speaker ODHA.
6.Alhaji Olanipekun former Commissioner for Youths and Sports.
7.Alhaja Ogunmodede_Commissioner local government service commission.
8.Engr.Giwa_Chairman Water Corporation.
9.Hon.Mrs.Simi Odubamku_Commissioner for women affairs.
10.Hon.Jide Yakub_former Board member Agric Inputs.
11.Hon.Bawa Akinsanya_LGEA Secretary.
12.Mrs Soara Mobolaji_Durect Labour Agency.
13.Mrs Yetunde Dada.
14.Hon.Adedayo Omolafe_Chairman Property Dev.Corporation.
15.All the Chairmen of council’s and their respective cabinet,Chairmen of party and their executives,assorted women groups,Youths and several others.