By Femi Ogbonikan
The agitation of Ogun West Senatorial District to produce the next governor of the state in 2019 and the clamour for the emergence of Senator Iyabo Anisulowo as a suitable governorship candidate, have been endorsed by the Anglican Bishop of Yewa Diocese, Right Rev Michael Oluwarohunbi.
The Bishop said it was time Ogun West Senatorial District produced the next governor and that Anisulowo was a very suitable choice.
“Any public office Senator Anisulowo has held, she has left indelible marks on them. She is a credible politician and a God chosen person,” said Bishop Oluwaronhunbi, at a service in honour of Anisulowo on her 65th birthday at the All Saints Anglican Church, Leslie, Ilaro, Ogun State, recently.
According to the Bishop, “She has demonstrated a high sense of responsibility at various public offices and that at a very young age she was Secretary to Egbado South Local Government Area, Commissioner 1, Ogun State Local Government Service Commission, twice commissioner in Ogun State, Minister of State for Education and a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Besides, she was the first female Senator from Ogun State and also the first female gubernatorial aspirant in Ogun state on the platform of ANPP. She has served Nigeria at various capacities without stain, I repeat, without stain and without the fear of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
“This is, therefore, an opportunity for the people of Yewa/Awori to rally round and see the sterling qualities in the person of Anisulowo to contest the 2019 Ogun State gubernatorial seat. She is most qualified and it behooves on well-meaning Yewa/Awori people to throw their support behind her, preparatory to the 2019 governorship contest in Ogun state. You (Yewa/Awori people) should also ensure that the Ogun State governorship baton shifts to Ogun West, which has never had a shot at the number one seat of the state, since its creation in 1976.”
Also, the clergyman admonished the celebrant to always give thanks for what God has done in her life.
Dignitaries who graced the occasion included the wife of Ogun State Governor, Mrs. Olufunsho Amosun; Ogun State Deputy Governor, Mrs. Yetunde Onanuga; ex-Deputy Governor of Plateau State and a former Minister for Science and Technology, Mrs. Pauline Tallen and Chief Mrs. Mathilda Iyabo Apampa.