RACE TO ALAGBAKA : ONDO POLITRICKS'16.
EPISODE 1 : CHIEF (BARRISTER) OLUSOLA OKE.For those who don't know him, Here is he; he hails from Olowo, Ilaje local government area of the state. A former successful fisherman, who left fishing for education. Graduated from the then prestigious University of Ife, where he bagged Bachelor degree in Law, in the year 1986.
As a legal practitioner, he was no failure. Called to bar in 1987, he fought for the people of Ilaje and it's environs. He became the Secretary of the bar association in 1996 and the chairman in year 2000. That same year, he was member of the bar National Executive Council.
He ventured into politics in the 90's when on demand of his natives, he contested and won as the representative of the Ilaje Federal constituency. He became one of the pioneer member of the NDDC, where he and his team executed and completed over 250 projects. He became the chairman of OSOPADEC, in 2004 . He has also being active in the state politics ever seen then.
Among the contestants, he is the oldest when it comes to state politics. He contested for the 2012 election under the auspices of the then united PDP, he was ticked to be the winner but he lost to the so called political wizard of the state, Olusegun Mimiko.
When Mimiko hijacked the state PDP, he fled and joined the APC. He was an aspirant and he came third in the party's primary election. He decamped to the Alliance for Democracy party and now, he is the party flag-bearer for the election.
Recently, his past visited him, as he was a accused of corrupt practices when he was at NDDC. Also this week, the news has it that his campaign is been fonded by the aggrieved national leader of the APC. Not only that, gallivanting from one party to another makes him look too desperate and unreliable.
Nevertheless, he is a potential governor to be if he is the people's choice. History is on his side. Ondo state people are known for going voting against the norm. They voted for AD candidate, Adefarati in the 1999 election when others were voting for PDP. They tell followed the norm and voted Agagu, the PDP candid in 2003. In 2007, they voted for Labour Party, when other Southwestern states were voting for ACN.
In 2012, they followed the norm again and voted for the same Labour Party, which was a arrived version of PDP. Now other states had voted for APC, it's time to go against the norm's. Will the people follow history??? Nov 26 isn't far.
He already has the south to feast on since it is his domain and with the capital city, the home of the embattled Eyitayo Needs,now divided amongst the political parties, he is likely sure to win. As an act of wisdom, his deputy is from the North, which makes it easier for him.
As mentioned in my last write-up, it's left for the people to decide. The voice of the people they say is the voice of God. It's left for the people to decide.
Continue reading... go to episode 2.
BY: OLUWALANA OLUWAPELUMI JOHN
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