Baruwa leads Sagamu LG APC Chairmanship primaries - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Thursday, May 20, 2021

Baruwa leads Sagamu LG APC Chairmanship primaries

Hon Gbenga Baruwa, the incumbent transition Committee Chairman of Sagamu local government has been declared winner of the free and fair All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairmanship primaries held ahead of the forthcoming local government elections slated for Saturday, July 24.

The peaceful party primaries held at Sagamu country home of Ogun East APC Chairman, Otunba Adedoyin Koya saw Hon Gbenga Baruwa polling 24 votes while Afolabi Odulate and Tope Adesanya trailed behind with 16 and 12 votes respectively.

The party had earlier, aƧcording to Gov Dapo Abiodun's instruction during stakeholders meeting of the ruling party last week pruned down Chairmanship aspirants vying for the tickets of the party in the local government from about 12 to three.

This the governor said was to minimise unnecessary wastage of resources among the aspirants while also trying to reduce tension and wranglings that could be the fallout of many aspirants who lost the party primaries.

Speaking about the primaries, Ogun East APC Chairman, Otunba Adedoyin Koya described it as begining of new dawn in the local government as it was devoid of violence and rancour as many people had feared.

Otunba Adedoyin said ''I am not surprised, Sagamu is a local government of the pacesetters, we have proved to all the doubting Thomases that we are capable of managing our affairs and this is evident in the peaceful selection process witnessed here today, we are all one big family and we remained committed to supporting Gov Dapo Abiodun to keep on recording remarkable success in every sector in the state".

Otunba Kola Akinyele fondly called Kola Tonight also lauded the party members in the local government for embracing peace and proving many critics wrong saying that the results of the primaries reflect the wishes of the majority.

Some of the party leaders  and elders at the event were former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel represented by Hon Idowu Osho, Dr Tunde Olokun represented by Are Jimi, Hon Adewunmi Onanuga, House of Reps member representing Remo Federal constituency, Bashorun Muyiwa Oladipupo represented by Otunba Mayowa Awoderu, Engr Adeola Sosanwo, Alhaji Teslim Dawodu, APC Chairman in the local government, Mr Rafiu Opaleye and Hon Wale Aka, Special Adviser to the governor on Special Duties.

Others were the Commissioner for Women Affairs, Hon Funmi Efuwape,  the two members of House of Assembly representing Sagamu Constituency 1 and 2, Hon Segun Shitta and Hon Ademola, Executive Secretary of Ogun State Trust Fund, Mr Agbaje, General Manager of Ogun State Parks and Garages, Prince Sesan Asenuga,  Judicial Commission member Ayoola Elegbeji, Special Adviser on Education, Mrs Ronke Soyombo, Special Adviser on Environment, Mr Ola Oresanya and Senior Special Adviser to the governor on Forestry, Mr Femi Akinwunmi.

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