2023 Reps Race: Yagba Can’t Sincerely Agitate for Kogi West Senate Seat While Marginalizing Mopamuro – Olufemi

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A youth leader from Yagba federal constituency, Comrade Temitope Olufemi, has called on polical leaders in the area to put their house in order before 2023 general elections.

Speaking with our reporter in Lokoja on Sunday, Olufemi decried the continued marginalization of Mopamuro in Yagba federal constituency.

He argued that the gentleman agreement to rotate the Yagba House of Reps seat between Yagba East, Yagba West and Mopamuro has been abused by ambitious men who have a penchant for pursuing personal gains to the detriment of general interest.

Olufemi warned that the current agitation for a Yagba man to represent Kogi West in the senate in 2023 may not achieve much success if the continued marginalization on Mopamuro is not addressed.

“In 1999, Chief Shola Ojo from Mopamuro LGA ws elected into the House of Representatives. After serving for just one term, he allowed the slot shift to Yagba East with Chief T.J. Faniyi succeeding him in the green chamber.

“Chief Faniyi left the stage after one term and the seat moved without stress to Yagba West with Hon. Sam Aro emerging. However, unlike his predecessors, Sam Aro sought re-election after serving one term. Though he lost, another man from Yagba West, Sunday Karimi, succeeded him. This was the beginning of sordid abuse of our rotational policy.

“Karimi went on the spent term terms in the House of Reps.

“In 2019, we thought the pendulum will swing in favour of Mopamuro but the seat returned to Yagba East with current Rep member Elder Leke Abejide. As we approach 2023, we have noticed concerted efforts to deny Mopamuro again!

“We are not second class citizens in Yagba federal constituency and will stop to demand for what is rightfully ours,” he said.

Olufemi said the claims of marginalization against Yagba in Kogi West is hypocritical when same is been meted on a member LGA, Mopamuro.


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