The Ogun West Stakeholders Forum, comprising Yewa/Awori of the state, has explained the choice of the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) Gboyega Isiaka, as its consensus candidate for the forthcoming governorship candidate in the state.
Co-chairman of the summit, which held at the weekend in Ilaro, the political headquarters of Ogun West, Prof. Anthony Asiwaju, said the forum
decided to support Isiaka based on many factors.
This, he said was to guard against multiple governorship candidates, which according to him, prevented the region from producing a governor since 1976.
Asiwaju, the boundary expert, told the gathering that a similar meeting was held in Lagos, where it was agreed that Isiaka should be the consensus candidate
While expressing confidence that Isiaka would succeed Governor Ibikunle Amosun, the octogenarian appealed to participants to mobilise and canvass support for Isiaka.
Coordinator of the forum, Kunle Salako, while welcoming participants urged them to ensure that the zone produce the next governor in the state, through Isiaka.
“We have five sons of the soil gunning for the same seat, they include Gboyega Isiaka (ADC), Abdulkabir Akinlade (APM), Oluseyi Olowookere (AD), John Agboola (AAP) and Adewale Omoniyi (ANRP).
“In terms of structure, grassroots penetration, clear Identity, visibility, national spread and internal cohesion, we asked ourselves which of these political parties is best suited for this all important journey and we discovered and agreed that it is only ADC with Gboyega Nasir Isiaka as the candidate”. Salako submitted.