A former chairman of the Kwara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyiola Oyedepo has advocated for the rebirth of Kwara South politics even as he said the region is divided along communal interests.
According to him, the region has many problems and its politics from 1999 till date has been hijacked by moneybags who are bereft of political principles adding that many people have lost confidence in the system.
He said there is need for sensitisation in the polity which informed the party’s radio programme.
Oyedepo who hailed from Isin local government stressed the need for “The unity of Kwara South” said such move will herald the unity and freedom of the state and ensure everybody is carried along.
He noted that even though “we are poor in resources, we are richer in population”.
He spoke in Esie, Irepodun local government during a stakeholder’s meetings tagged ‘Kwara South Emancipation’ meant to chart a way forward for the region.
An elder statesman, Chief James Sogo, said the backwardness of the district was due to over-dependence of get-rich-quick syndrome.
Sogo however disclosed that “We want the long-suffering Kwara South to move forward and urged you all to help solve this problem. I also pray that come 2019 one of us we occupy the Kwara state Government House.”
Earlier in his remarks, a United States based aerospace engineer and initiator of Igbomina Mobile Clinic who sponsored the programme, Nurudeen Adeyemi, said the gathering was to enable “us reconnect to one another and bury our differences”.
He said “lack of development and progress was a source of problem for all of us regardless of differences”, adding that there was the need to reappraise the floundering unity amongst the old Igbomina-Ekiti.
Adeyemi called on political office holders to make governance work for everyone in order to improve the well-being of the people, saying that problems of agitation usually stem from lack of access to education.
He said his interest in community development and humanitarian activities through the clinic stemmed from the need to assist and improve the lots of his people, particularly the masses.
He disclosed that, 254 rural and indigenous Igbomina communities in three local governments in the state are being provided with free healthcare services adding that an average of 1,200 people are treated every month since commencement of the programme.
He promised to extend the services to the entire people of Kwara State.