BY BABALOLA GAFAR, ABEOKUTA
The lawmaker representing Yewa South Constituency in the Ogun State House of Assembly, Latifat Bolanle Ajayi, has said that unless the people of Yewa wakes up to address the conflict within their fold, another candidate from Ogun East may be returned as governor in 2027.
In order to avert the possibilty, Ajayi said that it was time for the political bigwigs from Ogun West Senatorial District to unite towards achieving a common purpose.
The lawmaker spoke on Wednesday during an empowerment programme organised for members of her constituency.
Bolanle described the gesture as a way of giving back to her constituents who elected her to represent them in the last elections.
While distributing the cash to the beneficiaries in Ilaro, she said that it was aimed at supporting their businesses and family members in the trying period.
She said, “It was during my campaign that I made the promise to my people that if God gives me the opportunity to win the election, I am going to give back to my people.
“You know that promise is a debt; something would be telling me that I had not fulfilled my promises to the people.
“We have this money market which was initiated by the Vice-President. The amount is a token, but we see some people making use of the money well. So, if I can give them N20,000 or N10,000, I believe that they should start something better with that.”
In his address on the occasion, the Deputy Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Akeem Balogun, urged the people to pray and cooperate with government at all levels for societal growth and development.
“We are all witnesses of the global pandemic that affected the economy the world over. Our people are apprehensive; they want the dividend of democracy from the government. We appeal to our people that they should pray and tolerate this government. In no distance a time, better things will come,” Balogun said.
A beneficiary of the empowerment scheme from Ward 2 of the local government, Alhaja Kudirat Opeloyeru, expressed gratitude to the lawmaker and urged other notable individuals in the society to emulate the gesture.