Ogun 2023 Elections: Non-Aworis, A Force To Reckon With In Ado Odo/Ota LGA - Awori Chieftain Advise APC - The People's Voice


Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Ogun 2023 Elections: Non-Aworis, A Force To Reckon With In Ado Odo/Ota LGA - Awori Chieftain Advise APC

By Afolasade Owotutu, Abeokuta

An APC  Chieftain and the Sobaloju of Sango in the Ado Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, High Chief Mufutau Abolade, has urged the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, to give more attention to votes from the non - Awori settlements in the Local Government if he wants the All Progressives Congress (APC) to win the Local Government Area in the forthcoming elections.

Sobaloju, who made these remarks during a chat with newsmen at Ota, Ogun State over the weekend, recalled that it was the APC's mistake of not according due cognizance to people of Sango and other non - Awori settlements in the Local Government in the 2019 Gubernatorial elections that resulted in the party’s loss to the Allied Peoples Movement ( APM).

He noted that, it was an indisputable fact that non - Aworis formed the majority in Ado Odo/Ota Local Government and therefore, counseled the Governor and other APC leaders in the state not to fall prey to the deception by some people in the area that the votes of the non- Aworis were inconsequential and that they can deliver the Local Government without the non - Aworis' votes.

The Sango high chief called on  Ogun State Governor and leader of the party in the Gateway State to do an independent finding to ascertain the veracity of his position on the non - Aworis,  stressing that the Governor would be amazed that those with the highest number of votes in Ado - Odo / Ota Local Government are the non - Aworis, who are in the majority and settled in Sango, Ijoko, Atan, Iju, Abule Iroko, Agoro, Mesan, Mosafejo, Sowole, Soga, Ijemo, Isaga, among others.

High Chief Abolade, however, advised some politicians of Aworis descendant in the Local Government to desist from threatening that only their votes could win the elections for the All Progressive Congress APC and that if the Governor implements any programme that would impact on the lives of the non - Aworis, they won't cast their votes for the Governor and the APC.

He pleaded with the Governor to give to Ceasar whatever is due to Ceaser and not continue to deny the non - Aworis in Ado - Odo / Ota LocalGovernment, who are mostly the Egbas, Igbiras, Eguns, Anagos and the Yewas, their rights and privileges.

The community leader further made reference to an intelligence report on Ota during the 1933 census, which showed that there were 2,622 Awori as against 6,072 Egba and 2,998 other non - Aworis, noting that this ratio had continued  to multiply in this proportion till today as there were roughly three Egba for every one Awori across all the villages in Ota and its environs.

Sobaloju, therefore, appealed to Governor Dapo Abiodun to give necessary attention to the non - Aworis in the Ado - Odo / Ota Local Government for the APC to avoid a repeat of the 2019 loss to the APM in the area as the non - Aworis' votes had great impacts on the victory recorded by the APM.

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