Yewa Connecting Minds (YCM), an umbrella body of youths and elders in Yewa land has warned aspirant politicians against violent conduct, which could affect the region’s aspiration for the governorship in the 2019 general elections.
Coordinator of YCM, Prince Ekunola Gbenga Abraham (PEGA), who expressed concerns over the attitude of certain individuals vying for governorship position from Yewa/Awori region of Ogun State, said aspirants must play by the rules.
The group noted that the wrangling between some supporters of aspirants in Ogun West Senatorial District of the state could snowball into violence and cost the region the opportunity to produce the next governor of the state.
According to Abraham, “as at today, Ogun West is the most marginalized of the four regions in the political arrangement and calculations, for over 40 years after the creation of the state, the region comprising of the Yewa/Awori people remain the only section that has not produce the governor.
“2019 will not be a game as usual, YCM is ready to sacrifice anything to make the long yearning dream of the region come to reality, any leader trying to undermine the capacity and power of YCM might end up losing out.
Abraham particularly appealed to Traditional rulers and political leaders in the region and state at large to refrain from acts that can lead to discord among aspirants and cause violence in the community.
He called on His Royal Majesty, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, the paramount ruler of Yewa land who doubles as the Chairman of Ogun State council of Obas to constitute a panel to look into the allegations and reconcile the bickering parties.
YCM, therefore, implored other regions in the state to support its crusade for the emergence of an Ogun West candidate for the governorship of the state in 2019 general election in the spirit of fairness and equality.