It was a bright atmosphere yesterday in Saki as OKE-OGUN PEOPLE'S ALLIANCE (OOPA): An alliance for all sons and daughters of Oke-Ogun indigenes as they gather to call Oloye Bayo Adelabu Penkelemesi, the grandson of Adegoke Adelabu, to run for Governor come 2019.
The event which took place at Saki-Parapo City Hall, Saki OKE-OGUN on Satuday 21st of April 2018 was attended by numerous indigenes and residents of Oke-Ogun cut across all towns in the zones which include Saki, Iseyin, Igboho, Kishi, Tede, Gbopa, Ago Amodu, Sepeteri, Ipapo, Ofiki, Olaka etc.
Speaking at the event, Hon Moradesa Sunday described Bayo Adelabu as the most qualified person to paddle the affairs of Oyo State after Governor Abiola Ajimobi. He described Adelabu as a brilliant man blessed with a lot of experiences referencing to his engagements in both private and public sectors. He cited numerous economic and infrastructural developments Adelabu has brought to Oyo State and therefore urged people of Oke-Ogun to support him come 2019.
In his own remark, Michael Ogunsola who hails from Saki-West Local Government and also the President of Federation of Oyo State Students' Union (FOSSU) at The Oke-Ogun Polytechnic attested that Adelabu is a lover of education at all levels. Ogunsola buttressed that Adelabu, through his foundation (BAF), recently disbursed over #20 million bursary and scholarships to Oyo State indigenes across notable institutions in Nigeria where Oke-Ogun indigenes benefitted bountifully.
In his own attestation, Mr Isiaka Jaba commended OOPA for the programme as he described calling Adelabu for the state number one seat as putting a round peg in a round hole. He made it known that, despite not currently holding any political office, Adelabu provided a standard borehole for the people of Saki-Toro which permanently solved water problem in that locality where he (Jaba) comes from at Saki West local government, he also made mention of his many projects and programs aimed at improving the lives of the physically challenged people in the Oke-Ogun zones.
Several other attestation and appraisal were delivered at the event by various groups and individuals from the zone where they all declared their support for Adelabu and urged him to adhere to the call without hesitation for the betterment of Oke-Ogun and Oyo state at large. They even went as far as vowing to pay for his nomination form whenever the day arises for him to purchase the governorship candidature form.
The events came to a ceremonious end after so many other outpour of their profound gratitude towards Oloye Adebayo Adelabu and the continued emphasis on the imperatives of the call to serve his fatherland. They concluded that Oloye Adebayo Adelabu through his organization; Bayo Adelabu Foundation had done so much for their people, that he is very highly deserving and merit the role of the chief orchestra in moving Oyo State to its rightful destination as the nation's pacesetter and it is only proper for them to push all their weights behind him.
Also at the event were:
*Alhaji Hammed Ayila
*Alhaji Balake Alawiye
*Chief Mayor Balogun
*Mr T. O. Adetoro
*Alhaja Khuburat Adijat
*Mrs Bimpe Abe
*Mr Dodomi Ishola