Ondo monarchs back President


Traditional rulers in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State have declared their support for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The chairman of the area’s Council of Obas, the Olowa of Igbara-Oke, Oba Adefarakanmi Agbede, Ilufemiloye, spoke yesterday in Igbara-Oke.

The occasion was the visit of the Special Adviser (SA) to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Public Utilities, Tunji Light Ariyomo, to the monarch.

This followed the recent release of $5 million to the state government for water project.

Ariyomo was accompanied by Tobi Ogunleye, the Special Adviser (SA) on Transport.

Oba Agbede said the local government was benefiting immensely from the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration in the state through various projects.

On the Igbara-Oke water dam, which the governor’s aide briefed him about, the monarch expressed his appreciation to Akeredolu.

He noted that at the completion of the project, several jobs would be provided for his people.

Ariyomo informed the monarch that “Governor Akeredolu insisted that the state water corporation must evolve modalities to ensure that adjoining communities, such as Igbaraoke, Ilara, Ipogun, Ibuji, Ijare and Irese must benefit from the water project”.

Oba Agbede said: “Wherever I go, people do call me APC supporter. There’s nothing I can do about that because the interest of my people is the primary reason I am on the throne. This project is a laudable one. It is going to rejuvenate our economy and create jobs. It will enhance agriculture and agric-business. Many industries will spring up. We thank Governor Akeredoku-led administration. This project shall be successful, by the power of God.”

The monarch urged residents of the local government to go out en masse and vote for President Muhammadu Buhari and other APC candidates in the forthcoming general elections.

His reasons: they have a lot of developmental benefits to gain from the government.

Corroborating Oba Agbede’s position, the Onibuji of Ibuji, Oba Folagbade Ojo, stated that thousands of sons and daughters of the local government would be gainfully employed, besides numerous artisans who would be engaged from the outset of the project.



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