Indigenes of Ogun West stormed the Oke Mosan office of Governor Dapo Abiodun on Wednesday to make known their demands ahead of the inauguration of his second term in office.
The group, under the aegis of Yewa Defender Organisation, congratulated Abiodun on his second term victory, noting that all the five local governments in Ogun West voted for him.
Yara reports that Abiodun won in Ipokia, Ado-Odo/Ota, Yewa South, Yewa North, and Imeko-Afon local government areas during the March 18 gubernatorial election.
The Ogun Westerners said despite their total support, theirs is the only senatorial district lagging behind in developmental projects in the state.
According to them, their visit to Gov Abiodun’s office was to inform him of the need to pay the zone the necessary attention it deserves in his second term, especially after showing him so much love during the last election.
With banners in their hands, they gathered at the Deputy Governor’s Wing of the state secretariat to make their demands.
Speaking on behalf of the group, Mr Akeem Ayeteru said Yewaland had been underdeveloped to the detriment of its socio-economic development.
Ogun West is the only senatorial district that has yet to produce a governor of the state.
Ayeteru, a retired immigration officer, said Ogun West, despite being the industrial hub and the government’s cash cow, has been denied basic amenities like roads, hospitals, and educational institutions from time immemorial.
He called on Gov Abiodun to correct the age-long imbalance.
He also expressed concern over erratic power supply and incessant clashes between Fulani herders and communities in the area, which have claimed many lives in the region.