That Senator Felix Kola Ogunwale, a.okay.a Jumokol, is a charismatic character and crowd puller isn’t unsure. That the Asiwaju of Iragbijiland is a humane and down-to-earth particular person with reference to the welfare of the lowly within the society can be not an understatement. It is because he’s prepared always to determine with the proverbial frequent man.
For these sterling qualities and extra, the drums have been not too long ago rolled out, at his prompting, to welcome decampees from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) in Boripe Native Council Space in Osun State. And fittingly, Ogunwale’s Iragbiji nation residence, venue of the occasion, was jam-packed with well-wishers and political associates drawn throughout the State.
For report objective, it must be emphasised that Senator Ogunwale has been a serious financier of PDP in Osun State since 1998. He has, since 1980, been placing folks up for political places of work and providing companies admirably to his folks in Osun Central District specifically and Osun State generally. He has been a pillar of power and cornerstone for PDP in Osun by means of thick and skinny, spending his sources to maintain the get together afloat for a few years. It is usually an undeniable fact that Senator Ogunwale was adjudged the very best Senator from Osun State between 2003 and 2007, in the midst of his responsibility tour of the senate. It was an period throughout which he ensured that dividends of democracy obtained to the citizens transparently and on common foundation. It was subsequently, a carnival-like ceremony when lots of of former APC devoted in Boripe LGA on Saturday, June 26, 2021 decamped to PDP.
Of their varied defection speeches, the previous APC members mentioned they have been completely happy to be again residence the place their good fortunes lie. They described PDP as an all-embracing get together the place justice, equity and fairness reign supreme.
The decampees described their responsibility tour in APC as years of depart of absence from PDP. The defectors mentioned they trusted completely within the unfailing management of Senator Ogunwale and different leaders of PDP within the council space to make their sojourn in PDP a worthwhile endeavour.
They promised to work relentlessly to present the PDP a convincing victory within the 2022 governorship election. The decampees described Ogunwale as a shining gentle for PDP since its inception in 1998, affirming that they resolved to crew up along with his management in Boripe as a mark of respect for his sterling political qualities of welfarism and large-heartedness.
In his transient remarks, Senator Ogunwale assured the APC defectors, that they’d not remorse their motion, because the PDP is massive sufficient to accommodate them to take pleasure in life extra ample, identical to the outdated members. He intimated the decampees that there isn’t any room for discrimination in PDP as all members have been of equal standing. He enjoined them to go to their varied items and wards and work exhausting for the success of the get together within the 2022 governorship election, which is across the nook. The Asiwaju of Iragbiji admonished all PDP members to proceed to play politics with out bitterness and keep away from confrontation in all its facets. He careworn that PDP was for love and progress.
The State Chairman of PDP in Osun State, Sunday Bisi, whereas receiving the defectors, assured them of unfettered entry to the get together’s good tidings and openness in spreading political alternatives to all with the concern of God. Bisi enjoined the brand new members to avail themselves of the chance of acquiring new voters card or re-validating similar by means of the on-going INEC registration train, as that’s their energy to vote for PDP governorship candidate in 2022. He assured them that they’d be accommodated within the get together’s scheme of affairs, with out let or hindrance.
Whereas the defection ceremony was on, the Osun PDP governorship hopeful, Senator Nurudeen Ademola Adeleke despatched a goodwill message and felicitated with the defectors. Senator Adeleke known as on all PDP devoted within the State to proceed to conduct themselves peacefully and maintain excessive, the untainted flag of PDP, which he mentioned symbolised harmony, friendship, amity, observance of rule of legislation, victory and true stewardship to the citizens.
Adeleke assured the Iragbiji gathering that their labour shall not be in useless, whereas advising new and outdated members to go and register by means of the on-going INEC Voters’ Registration that commenced on June 28. In line with him, voter’s playing cards remained the weapon of victory on the 2022 governorship election, during which PDP shall coast residence to landslide victory by means of the love of the citizens for the get together.
Senator Ogunwale thereafter donated branded autos to Ademola Adeleke Marketing campaign Organisation as a token contribution to the success of PDP on the 2022 governorship election, promising to do extra as his sources allow.
• Olumide Lawal was Particular Adviser (Media & Publicity) to late Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke