– Submits petition at the residence of former president Olusegun Obasanjo for action on the boundary issue
– Call on members of the state House of Assembly not to allow the ceding of some of their communities to another LCDA
Hundreds of indigenes and residents of Sango-Ijoko in Ado-Odo/Ota local government area of Ogun state yesterday, April 19, besieged the hilltop mansion of former president Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta in protest to what they called ‘boundary anomaly’ of the proposed Sango-Ijoko local council development area (LCDA) in the state.
According to leadership, the aggrieved protesters bearing placards with various inscriptions, called on the former president to save them from what they described as unjust boundary adjustment.
The group, led by Chief Aderemi Quadri and Chief Idowu Olaniyi expressed concern over the proposed creation of 37 LCDAs out of the existing 20 local government areas by the Governor Ibikunle Amosun-led administration which they claim will merge their communities with that of Ota.
The group however submitted a petition at the residence of the former president for necessary action because he was not at home at the time.
They then moved to the State House of Assembly, and called on lawmakers not to allow the ceding of some of their communities to another LCDA.
According to them, the impending arrangement will deprive Sango of its garage, market, primary and secondary schools and only health centre.
“Our primary purpose of coming here is to press forward our agitation that our community should not be separated or divided. We are hearing as a matter of rumour that part of our community will be merged with Ota and basically these areas, Araromi, Ketere and others are the core settlers of Sango,” the group told the House.
At the House of Assembly complex, the Speaker, Suraj Adekunbi, promised that the legislature would look into their agitation and their petition.
In another development, the publicity secretaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South West states have blasted Governor Ayodele Fayose for his questionable conduct and objection to the $2bn China loan to Nigeria.
The Punch reports that the criticism was contained in a statement signed by the APC spokesmen Omo’ba Abayomi Adesanya (Ondo), Taiwo Olatunbosun (Ekiti), Sola Lawal (Ogun), Joe Igbokwe (Lagos) and Morakinyo Akintola (Osun).
Comparing Fayose’s behavior before and after he assumed office for the second term, the party’s spokesmen concluded that the governor ‘completely lost decorum’.
SOURCE: Nigeria News today.