The Local Government elections in Ogun State is fast approaching and there have been series of under work consultations, rumours, fables, tales, zoning issues, LCDA creation etc.
Amebo went ahead to make first hand inquiries about each aspirants, profile, educational background, leaders’ backing and possible fortune.
Amebo assures that the leading contestants shall be interviewed for the world to know their manifestos and agenda for their local government/ LCDA.
Below are the Contenders;
IJEBU -IGBO CONSTITUENCY
He was born in Aboyin, Atikori, Ward 1 of Ijebu Igbo, had been in politics since the era of the UPN and NPN, A staunch supporter of SIA. He contested for the position of the House of Assembly in Ijebu Igbo constituency in the last general election but was asked to step down by the Governor Sen Ibikunle Amosun FCA CON. A masters degree holder, A former regional manager at Afribank PLC, A member of the Lions Club. Married with kids. He is believed to be enjoying the backing of Dr Gbolade Osinowo, Otunba Talabi, Dr Babatunde Ipaye, Alh Olatunde Okewole (Abeokuta), Alh Abidoye Amosun(Alh Agba) and many party executives.
ALH R.O ODUSINA
Odusina is a politician, academician, A registrar of repute and a business man. He was a former secretary to the Local Government, a member of the BOT of the defunct ANPP. He was born in Atikori but a member of the Atikori Village ward -Omen, Ward 3. Odusina aka BOT, is rumoured to enjoy the backing of his former allies at the ANPP, the SSG, Dr Gbolade Osinowo and some party executives; He possesses a Masters Degree.
REVD PETER ADEMOLA
He was born in Atikori, an erudite academician who retired as a Head Master in the Public School, He is also the Vicar of a Church in Atikori and presently the Chief Monitoring Officer of the Local Education Board. Peter Ademola is married with children, rumoured to be enjoying the backing of Otunba Talabi, Dr Osinowo and some under leaders cutting across Ijebu Igbo.
BANJO OLUGBENGA (Olona)
He was born at Ojowo, a businessman of high caliber. Olona, was a former councillor representing ward 2, Ojowo/Japara. He is married with kids. He is rumoured to be enjoying the favourite backing of his political father Otunba Olabiyi Durojaiye, His wife who is a member of the LG party executives is expected to pave way for him among comity of excos.
Alhaji Ademola Balogun (Klass)
Alh Balogun is a grassroot politician, a strong supporter of Sen Olalekan Mustapha. He contested for the house assembly seat in the last election but also stepped down. He was a former S.A and Supervisory Councillor between 2011-2015. He is married with children. He is believed to enjoy the support of Sen Mustapha, Otunba Olaide Oshifeso and some other stakeholders; Born at Ojowo in Ward 02.
Chief Femi Nurudeen is a man with reformed modern practise, a politician, businessman and politicial analyst. A member of Ward 4, born at Okesopen but claimed the village of the said district. He resides also in the diaspora in pursuance of a better livelihood.
Femi Nurudeen had launched his consultation as early as year 2015. He has a Bachelors degree certificate to his credit. He is believed to be backed by Sen Lekan Mustapha, Barr Kalajaye (Dr Syn) and many elites in the town. Married with Children.
Sir K as many called him is a typical grassroot politician hailing from Oke Agbo, Ward 5. He was a former G.L.O to Olusegun Osoba in the AD era. Alowosile is a large-scale fish farmer. He is married with children and possesses NCE. Alowosile is believed to be enjoying the backing of most members of the defunct ANPP like Hon Adebowale Timothy (Tamo), Dr Derinola, Hon Ayinde Sulaiman, Otunba Talabi, Dr Babatunde Ipaye and many others.
Otunba Olaide Oshifeso (Pressy)
Pressy as he is fondly called by admirers, born to the family of Doctor of wood Oke Agbo ward 5, was a graduate of the school of hygiene, Ibadan. He is a versatile businessman who has strong experience in music and media. He was a former Chairman of the Council from 2012-2015. A supporter of SIA and Sen Mustapha Olalekan. He is seeking for a second term in office. He is married with children. Olaide is believed to have a strong backing of Sen Lekan Mustapha, Dr Babatunde Ipaye, Hon Ayinde Sulaiman and many APC leaders cut across the State.
Bayo Adekoya was the APC flag bearer for the hose of assembly position but lost to the PDP candidate Hon Bowale Solaja. He hails from Okesopen in Ijebu Igbo, Married with Kids. Bayo was a former councillor represented Okesopen ward 6, He was also a former Secretary to the Council 2012-2015. His entrance into the race has been marred with some criticism from some opposing camps but he believed he is ready for the game. He is rumoured to be enjoying the support of Alh Olatunde Okewole (SUBEB Chairman)
Others are; Barr Niyi Lawal, Hon Olakunle Banjo Oluseyi, Barr Olatoye Kolawole, Hon Banjo Omotayo Olukunle and Mr Ayinde Babatunde.
IFELODUN CONSTITUENCY (AgoIwoye,Oru,Awa and Ilaporu)
ADEMOSU AYODELE B. (FCA)
Giwa Ademosu is a fellow member of Chartered Accountants, hailed from Ago Iwoye. He is a professional accountant, auditor and business merchandize. The Giwa of Arobayo Okunrin of Ago Iwoye; he is a grassroot politician and philanthropist who has coordinated and sponsor special students, Donation of ICT equipments to various schools in Ago Iwoye and many others. Giwa as many love to call him possesses a Masters degree and numerous professional certificate. He is believed to be enjoying the favour of his bossom friend Otunba (Hon) Oludare Kadiri – a member of Ogun State House of Assembly, Barr Adebayo Adesegun- Chairman House of Assembly Service Commission, Senatorial women leader Alhaja (Princess) Adetola Kadiri and many leaders within the party both local and state.
Taiwo Ogungbe is the younger brother of the Music Producer Kenny Ogungbe of Primetime. Born in the ancient city of Ago Iwoye, the twin brother of Kenny Saint Brown is a strong political believed to be enjoying the backing of the Commissioner for Information Hon Adeneye Dayo, Alh Banjo the Party Chairman of APC at INLG and many stakeholders. Married with children.
NUBERU ADESANYA OLUFEMI
A civil servant, activist turned Politician. He was a supervisor for information during the 2012-15 régime. He possesses a Masters degree and belong to many professional association. Nuberu is known for his discipline, grammarian and doggedness as SUG President in OOU. He is rumoured to be enjoying a great favour from his god father Barr Adesegun Adebayo and many other associate. He is married with kids. Nuberu was born at Ago Iwoye, a member of Ward 09
A barrister by profession, a politician by vocation was an interim Chairman of INLG in 2011 who recorded laudable fist. He is believed to be enjoying the support of Hon Dare Kadiri, Alhaja Kadiri, Bishop Adebajo and many others.
Updating from time to time shall be done to keep you abreast as others join the race.