Kogi: Okun People Decry Alleged Marginalisation

20 Jan 2013

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Jaiyeola Andrews

A group, Okun Development Association of Kogi State, Lagos State chapter, has bemoaned what it described as an alleged gross marginalisation of Kogi West Senatorial district in the scheme of things by the state government.

Also, the association canvassed for the zone to produce the governor of the state in 2015.
It equally noted that the state of infrastructural decay in the area occasioned by neglect from successive administrations in the state was unacceptable. .

Speaking to THISDAY in an interview, Chairman of the Lagos State chapter of Okun Development Association, Chief Akere Owoniyi, said it has become imperative for the government of the day in the state to bring development to the area.

Owoniyi lamented that there was nothing on the ground in the West Senatorial district of the state to indicate government’s presence in the area.

He called on Okun people to come together as one, with a view to forming a common front and take what rightfully belongs to them from the state government.

While saying the Okun people are peace loving, Owoniyi also stressed that as civilised people, the Okuns will employ dialogue and appeal to other senatorial districts to support them in their quest at producing the governor of the state in 2015.

‘’The Okun people are gifted people who have contributed immensely to the development of Kogi State but yet are being marginalised.  The time has come for us to come together and woo the other senatorial district to support us so that we can produce the governor of the state in 2015.

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