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Oyo South 2023: Group Warns Indigenes Against Voting For Candidates With Questionable Background, Political Dealers

As the 2023 general elections draw nearer, a non profitable pressure group, Movement for the Actualization of Ibadan State has advised the Ibadan indigenes to be wary of persons with questionable background, shrouded in secrecy, controversy and unverifiable known family background across the political parties while voting for candidates of their choice.

The group in a statement made available to journalists on Friday, signed by the Convener, Alhaji Muili Ajibodu made the advise in a communique issued at the end of their periodic meeting held on Wednesday.

The group maintained that people whose root with Ibadan ancestry and lineage are unclear, controversial and subject of merchandising are political dealers who are bent in profiting from the good name of Ibadanland for their own selfish interest.

According to the statement, “The Movement for the Actualization of Ibadan State is a Non for Profit pressure group set up by a Group of Ibadan son’s and daughters with the primary aim of seeing to the realization of the creation of Ibadan State agenda.

“The body which has been in existence over a period of time has been saddled with the responsibility of working assiduously towards the realization of the age-long ambition of the creation of Ibadan State.

“At our periodic review meeting, we reviewed the process of the mandate set before us to ensure Ibadan State is created and the stage at which we have been able to push the mandate at all levels.

“We reviewed the Political situation across the country and within the Political space of our own dear Oyo state

“Executive council also critically analyzed the participation and involvement of our Son’s and Daughter’s in the current political process and commended every true son and daughter of Ibadanland for coming out en-masse to vie for various political offices in 2023.

“In view of the above, the executive council of the Movement for the Actualization of Ibadan State hereby call on every eligible son and daughter of Ibadanland most especially the five main local governments within Ibadan metropolis to be wary of persons with questionable background, shrouded in secrecy, controversy and unverifiable known family background.

“Such people whose root with Ibadan ancestry and lineage are unclear, controversial and subject of merchandising are Political dealers who are bent in profiting from the good name of Ibadanland for their own selfish interest.

“From time immemorial, every direct descendant of Ibadanland need not go extra mile to convince any discerning mind on his ancestral lineage, homestead, family background and or relationship with one family or the other.

“Like our fore-bearers will say “Ibadanland is within one room” (Yara kan ni Ibadan). We know ourselves. Every family compound is inter-related one way or the other.
We need no further introduction as long as the Ibadan blood runs in us.

“Socially and traditionally, one’s ancestral root plays a pivotal role in ones affinity, commitment and dedication to the cause and agenda of one’s root hence the need for us in Ibadanland to be wary of Political mehnadizers and dealers who are alien to our wishes and desire for the Actualization of the Ibadan State agenda.

“Our votes in Ibadanland must be carefully utilized, we must choose carefully between the other contestants who do not have Identity crisis in Oyo south senatorial district of Oyo state.

“We have suitably qualified and untainted sons and daughters of Ibadan root who have signified interest in vying for political offices come 2023.

“We cannot shy way from the fact that the so called dealer are around to usurp the calm waters of Ibadan’s unity which they tried in 2019 but failed woefully during their failed attempt at using our common heritage for their selfish ambition.

“From time immemorial, the likes of Senator Rasheed Adewolu Ladoja, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Senator Kamorudeen Adedibu, Senator Soji Akanbi, Senator Kola Balogun and their achievements have been unprecedented due to their love for their fatherland.

“In conclusion, our self determination and resolve for a better, prosperous and better Ibadanland should be our guiding principle as we make our choice and not crumbs from the table of the aliens and usurpers”.

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Raji Adebayo, Ibadan

Editor, South-West, Lagos Post Online Email: raji_adebayong@yahoo.com M: 08034094059

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