2023: Oke Ogun Vows to Produce Oyo North Senator

Kemi Olaitan in Ibadan

Ahead of the 2023 election, people of Oke Ogun area of Oyo State that include traditional rulers, top politicians, farmers and students, have vowed to ensure that the next senator representing Oyo North Senatorial District emerges from the area.
The senatorial district is made of 13 local government areas, 10 from Oke Ogun, and three from Ogbomoso zone while the incumbent Senator Fatai Buhari, from Ogbomoso zone, is serving a second term in the Senate and presently aspiring for a third term.
The agitators from different political parties met in Saki under the banner of Oke Ogun Indigenous Youth Solidarity Forum.
Among the aspirants who graced the event include former Chairman, Iseyin local government area, Hon. Saheed Alaran; member, House of Representatives representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Iwajowa/Kajola federal constituency, Hon. Shina Peller; Hon Adeboyin Adeola and Hon. Samson Sola Ogunbode, amongst others.
The event which was sponsored by the elders of Oke Ogun and Oke Ogun Indigenous Youths Solidarity Forum also saw youths carrying placards with different inscriptions such as,  “On Oke Ogun We Stand,  Enough is enough, We want justice, Fairness and equity  and  Is time for Oke Ogun to produce the next senator.
Hon. Peller in his remarks, explained that it was not because the people of Oke Ogun are docile or lack competent and qualified hands to produce a senator, ” but because of our  love for  our brothers”, adding that Oke Ogun people are peace loving and reasonable .
While declaring that the people have now resolved to occupy the Oyo North Senatorial seat come 2023, he listed some of the natural endowment the zone is blessed with, stating that God created Oke Ogun with abundant human and natural resources. 
According to him, “ Oke Ogun occupies over 60 per cent of arable land of Oyo State, making the zone the food basket of the state but it is very unfortunate that the zone is most marginalised. Now, the time has come to occupy its rightful place.”

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