By Adeola Oladele, Ibadan
As his governorship ambition continues to gather momentum, the people of Ago Aduloju trooped out in large numbers at the weekend to receive one of their own, Akogun Bamiji Ojo, an Accord Party aspirant vying for the governorship seat of the state and his team who were on campaign rally to the area.
The carnival-like event was graced by prominent people in the town, including chieftains of the party, who were all pledging their support for the gubernatorial aspirant.
The shout of ABO! ABO!! ABO!!! rented the air as vehicular movement was bought to a standstill as both male, female, old and young wanted to catch a glimpse of the man popularly known as ABO whom Ekiti people believed could salvage the already battered economic, political and social life of the people.
Welcoming the team, the spokesperson for the community, Chief Adebisi Odedeji, lamented that successive governments in the state have abandoned them over the time, despite their supports for such in the past, adding that every promises made during electioneering campaigns by past and current administrations has not been fulfilled by them.
“They always abandon us immediately we voted them into office, they don’t even know if we exist,” he said.
He highlighted some of their pressing needs which include drinkable pipe borne water or boreholes, motor able access road to their form settlements, good storage facilities for their farm produce, modern farming equipments, access to soft loan, establishment of modern market for their products, secondary school for their children, among others.
While responding in an emotion laden voice, the Accord leader and the governorship hopeful, Akogun Banji Ojo pitied the plight of every one living in the rural areas of Ekiti State including the Ago Aduloju residents.
According to him, going by Accord manifestoes, agriculture takes the front burner, hence the case of all these rural areas would be addressed holistically.
He assured them that the case of the Ago Aduloju community would be given the utmost priority its deserves if voted to power come July 2018, stressing that Ago Aduloju would wear a new look.
Corroborating the party leader statements, the state Chairman of the party, Chief Samuel Abiola Odeoba told the people to be vigilant this time around, urging that their votes should not be sold for naira.
He promised that if they cast their vote for Accord this coming governorship and subsequent elections, Ago Aduloju would be elevated and every farmer, trader and residents shall enjoy the dividends of democracy to the fullest.
At the event, hundreds of Accord membership cards were distributed to the voting age residents by the Chairman of the party, Chief Odeoba.