By Our Reporter
The people of Yewa North Local Government Area , of Ogun, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, home state, has called on the Presidential Candidates, of the 18 , political parties, jostling to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari, after the February 25, 2023, Presidential and National Assembly election and their followers , to conduct their political activities in a peaceful and purposeful manner in the LGA.
Participants at Imasayi-Yewa Town Hall meeting , chaired by the Paramount Ruler of the Community, Oba Lukman Adelekan Adeleke, Oba, was said to have called on the Youths in the land ‘’ to avoid all forms of violence and work together for the progress and development of the ancient town of Imasayi-Yewa. The c meeting was said to have been attended by Youths, market men and women , house wives, students , teachers, Christian and Muslim religious Leaders, Leaders of traditional worshippers, Baales and Chiefs, and Political Party Chieftains as well as other stakeholders.
The resource persons at the meeting were said to have been drawn from various Professional Associations and the Academia. Among the resource persons were Abdul Jabar Ayelaagbe, Chairman, Ogun state National Youth Council, , Representative of Yewa People Development Council, Yewa North Chapter, LOGOCHAP Elder Adeogun Isreal, Associate Prof. Oluranti Samuel of Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Lagos state University , Ojo, and Bode Akoode , a Community Relations officer with Dangote Industries, Ibese plant.
The participants at the Yewa townhal meeting were said to have commended the patrotic zeal of the Olu of Imasayi-Yewa Kingdom and agreed that the turnout at the massive meeting was a reflection of the Pramount Ruler’s sound educational and excellent social exposure that will continue ‘’to sustain relative peace and safety of lives and properties in Imasayi-Ywwa before, during and after the Presidential and N ational Asembly elections on Saturday, February 25, 2023.
The participants at the meeting were said to have come to the conclusion that the peace being enjoyed in Imasayi Yewa and its environs now will be sustained after the elections because of the fatherly role of the Oba. They may have sent a message to the people that any person that that wants to start trouble or involve in any form of political or criminal activities after the elections and his preferred Candidate lost, that such a person will be hand over to the police for prosecution.
The participants at the Yewa meeting were said to have made the people to understand that ‘’political thuggery and hooliganism are old and faded fashion of politics which will not be condoned in Inasayi Yewa and its environs.
They noted that given that there is life after elections irrespective of political affiliations, political followers should not resort to violence,that may result in destruction of properties in the Community if their party Candidates lose the elections. Only recently Oba Kuoye had marked his first anniversary , in office, drawing diaries from far and wide into the ancient town Imasayi-Yelwa .