Two traditional rulers in Ogun State, – the Lamodi of Ijebu-Isiwo, Oba Sikiru Adedoyin and the Aladeken of Oke-Ako, Ijebu-Ode, Oba Joshua Osunsami have described the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Senator Buruji Kashamu as a beloved son of Ijebuland.
The monarchs spoke when Kashamu visited them in their palaces to canvass votes in the March 23 governorship election.
They also commended the governorhsip hopeful for having the foresight to put his key policies and programmes in an understaking which he has been giving to all traditional rulers in the state.
Oba Adedoyin, who noticed the PDP candidate’s plans for the grassroots and traditional institutions which he has documented, added that it was incumbent on all to support him.
On his part, Oba Osunsami said: “Kashamu has shown time and again that he is truly a proud son of Ijebuland.
He added: ”Others have been here but none spoke like this or brought any undertaking to hold him by. You, Kashamu, are our beloved son in whom we are well pleased.”
In the undertaking, which the PDP candidate explained, Kashamu, promised to allow local governments to enjoy full financial autonomy without deducting from their monthly allocations.
This he said, would engender grassroots developments.
He also committed himself to addressing the issues of cooperative deductions and contributory pensions without a view to allowing the will of the workers to prevail.
The candidate also said Micro Small Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMSEs) will be encouraged to thrive through the facilitation of microfinance and community banks that would advance revolving facilities to entrepreneurs at zero interest rate.
At the palace of the Lamodi of Ijebu-Isiwo,Oba Adedoyin, Kashamu said if elected he would fix the major road leading to the town.
He was accompanied on the trips by notable PDP leaders in Ijebu-Ode Local Government, including Chief Ade Alatishe and Alhaji Bisi Quadri, among others.