Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola (Yayi), representing Lagos West Senatorial District, governorship aspirant in Ogun State in the fast approaching general election in 2019, has expressed his readiness to make peaceful co-existence among all religions in the state, especially Islam and Christianity, when he becomes the governor of Ogun State.
He made this assertion, when he hosted all his coalition groups, religion clerics, indigenes of Yewa/Awori land and his supporters at end of the year party held at his residence in Ilaro, Ogun State on 2nd January, 2018.
Senator Adeola said that in order to give a signal that he’s going to ensure that Muslims and Christians in the state unite, when he emerges as governor hence the idea of bringing both Islamic clerics and pastors together to pray for him. He said there’s the need for peaceful coexistence among the two religions, because we all serve one God. He explained that as a fact, he is for both Islam and Christianity.
He therefore thanked the religious clerics for taking their time to come and pray for him, and promised not to disappoint them. He said he would treat both religions equally.
Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola Yayi revealed that the rifft between Governor Amosun of Ogun State and himself is just political, saying that nothing more to it. He said Amosun is bigger than him in all standards in age and position. So, he really deserves to be respected.
He said. “The rift between us is just political and nothing more to it. But it all started when Yewa/Awori people decided to choose me as the governorship aspirant coming 2019 election in Ogun State. And Governor Amosun in his response said I’m a foreigner, saying that I can’t come from Lagos and be a governor in Ogun State. It is obvious that it high time Yewa/Awori take the mantle of leadership in the state.
Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola said “Let me take you back to memory lane, on where past governors in Ogun State lived and worked before they became governors in the state. Our father, Olabisi Onabanjo, lived and worked in Lagos State before he became governor of Ogun State. The same thing applicable to Olusegun Osoba, Gbenga Daniel and even Governor Ibikunle Amosun lived and worked in Lagos State before he became governor. So what makes my own case different? We can all see that the his point is baseless. Even when Amosun wanted to contest back then, former president Olusegun Obasanjo did not support him, but Egbas and Ogun residents supported him.”
Part of the cogent points he harped on, is lack of harmony between people of Ogun State, which he believes would not help the state. He promised he would play mediatory role among past governors and stakeholders in the state, when he becomes the governor in 2019. He said he’s very optimistic he will win the election, because with the help of Almighty God and support of people he will get there.
The coalition groups that attended the event were, Yayi Caucus Coalition Group, Oramiyan Democrats, Famous Group, Yayi Solidarity Group (YASOG), Yayi Visionary, Yayi Vanguard, Movement De Democrat, Yayi Ladies, Yayi Family Group, Yayi Formidables , Yayi Congress, Yayi Royal Ladies, Yayi Foundation, Dapada Group, Ohanaze Ndigbo among others.
People at the event spoke about Senator Yayi in a chat with Rasaq Odunlami of brandcampaign. com.ng
Patriot Oyewole, exco Yayi Caucus Association-Coalition and Secretary Yayi Solidarity Group, said by all standards and justification, Senator Yayi is the most qualified to anchor the ship of Ogun State come 2019, because he’s a man of honour, integrity, philanthropy and a complete gentleman
” Senator Solomon Adeola (Yayi), is a man of honour, integrity, philanthropy and also a complete gentle man. By all standards, he’s the most qualified to anchor the ship of Ogun State come 2019 governorship election. I count myself blessed to be associated with him and his crew.” He said.
Prince Adeoye Gbadebo, a son to the Paramount Ruler of Egba Land, the Alake of Egba Land, equally pledged his 100% support for Senator Yayi, saying that Yayi has very good antecedent, which makes him a man of integrity. He said he’s also generous and humble.
He said. “I support Senator Yayi 100%. Yayi has good antecedent in politics, which makes him a man of integrity. Apart from that, he’s generous and humble. Anyone who has such traits can steer the wheel of leadership in governance. No doubt, he’s the next governor of Ogun State.”
A veteran Yoruba Nollywood actor, Taiwo Hassan, popularly known as Ogogo, who is also an indigene of Ilaro also pledged his total support for Senator Yayi, saying that it is high time Yewa/Awori mount the seat of power in Ogun State, thereby appealing to all Yewa/Awori indigenes to endeavour to give Yayi 100% support.
All coalition groups at the event really showed their support for Yayi by dancing, singing and ranting Yayi’s slogan ‘ Yayi NI John, Yayi NI Jare’