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Ogun in Dispora to Amosun: Congratulations on Your Reelection

Ogun in Dispora to Amosun:

Congratulations on Your Reelection

By AfricanOutlook Reporter

Olumo Progressive Association Canada Inc has congratulated the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on his reelection.

The diasporan association comprises of indigenes of Egba and Yewa, two of the four major sub-ethnic groups in the Gateway State.  Others are Remo and Ijebu. The indigenes, who also congratulated the people of the state for reelecting Amosun, said they were not surprised by the decision of the electorates to return the governor for another term.

“We congratulate you Mr. Governor on your victory.  With the giant strides you have recorded in our state since your assumption of office, particularly in the areas of roads, industrial development, education and infrastructural development, amongst others, you deserved another term in office,” the fellow citizens said.
Their message was contained in a release over the weekend signed by the association’s President, Chief Femi Shodunke and General Secretary, Mr. Lukmon Afolabi Bakare.  They submitted that the decision to elect Amosun was in the overall best interest of the state, particularly as his government would operate under a federal government with the same party.
“No doubt, as our state and the federal governments are under the same political party, APC, we urge your excellency to collaborate and synergise with the new government of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari to tap the manpower, natural resources, economic and industrial vantage positions which Ogun State occupies in the country,” they said.
They emphasised that the votes, which is a confirmation of the profound belief of residents of the state in Amosun, despite the political shenanigans against his administration, had justified the decision of their national body, Egba National Association, to give the governor the group’s first “Award of Excellence.”
“Definitely, the decision of Egba National Association, US and Canada, to give you its maiden ‘Award of Excellence’ has been justified by the victory you recorded in the last governorship election,” they said, adding: “We are happy we took the right decision and we are proud of this initiative.”
The fellow citizens, however, pleaded with Amosun to take the ample advantage of his second term to consolidate on his programmes, strive harder and complete ongoing projects on time, particularly the massive road constructions in parts of the state.
According to them, doing so would erase the negative belief in some quarters that second term for governors doesn’t record further development, but a licence to amass wealth at the detriment of the people and the state in general.  
“We will urge you to work harder than you did in your first term and leave your indelible mark on the footprints of history in Ogun State and Nigeria. And we pray Allah to guide you throughout your second term sir,” they further stressed.