“After all these their deceptions using the name of Ijebu people and collecting money from governorship aspirants all over the place, if you see them, stone them; throw sticks at them; make them know shame. Be assured that they are Omolanke (hand drawn cart), they cannot carry loads from Ijebu Ode to Ibadan. So, those being deceived by them should take note.”

 Awujale said, “Let’s be prayerful. Nothing is impossible with prayers. Our star will still shine in Ijebuland. We are often worried when things are like these. But we must have faith, because Ijebu has always shone. We will shine again. Let’s keep our focus on God. With prayers, God will fulfill our dreams.”

The traditional ruler while addressing the deplorable state of roads across Ijebuland, which earlier speakers had complained about, assured the gathering that the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has promised that ongoing road projects will be completed with new ones being done as well. “Our Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has assured me that the bad roads in Ijebuland will soon be a thing of the past. But we pray that this promise is fulfilled,” he said.

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In his own contribution, Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), which organized the programme, Rev. Richard Oladele, said the New Year will bring forth a new thing in Ogun State, stating that the government should complete all ongoing projects ahead of raining season to ease the hardship of motorists and commuters

 “2019 will bring forth a new thing in Ogun State from Ijebuland. Our people should go and register to vote. Get your voter’s card. We need a Governor who will bring real development to Ogun State’,the clergyman said

Dignitaries at the event included, former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel; Akija of Ikija, Oba Kayode Alakija; Ogun State APC gubernatorial aspirant, Otunba Jimi Lawal; Gbegande of Ososa, Dr. Toye Alatishe; former Ogun State Commissioner for Finance,  Alhaji Lekan Bello; founder FCMB, Olori Omo Oba Subomi Balogun; property mogul, Rev. Jide Awosedo; Senator Lekan Mustapha; Otunba Seyi Oduntan; and Director General, Lands and Surveys, Mr. Biyi Ismail among others.

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