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The good people of Okun land in Western Senatorial district of Kogi state will not forget the weekend of 14-15/9/2018 in a hurry. It was full of mixed activities.
It was a sober moment for all of us as Distinguish Senator Smart Adeyemi buried his wife, may her gentle soul rest in peace. The burial however attracted personalities from all works of life including the Vice President, Federal republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Governor Yahaya Bello, Special Adviser Political to the President, Hon. Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Kogi State government officers, National Assembly members including Hon. T. J. Yusuf, Hon. Sunday Karimi, Kogi State House of Assembly members and especially ‘the boardroom boys’ of Okun land, the Owas, Enibis, Bellos, Barr. Tunde Ayeni, Bashorun Jide Omokore and a host of others. It was an assembly of the cream de la cream in the society. Senator Dino Melaye was conspicuously absent.
As Mrs Adeyemi’s body was laid to mother earth, the “big boys” and the cream de la cream of Okun land proceeded to the country home of their boss, Gen. David Jemibewon in Iyah Gbede. They had good times with themselves, discussing issues of Okun land ,Kogi State and of course Nigeria. Afterwards, they all departed the massive mansion of the general for their different destinations.
Simultaneously, political meetings and negotiations were taking place in different locations across Okun land.
Interestingly, the meetings culminated into some far reaching decisions. Such decisions include but not limited to;
the declaration of Ronke Bello(Phd) to contest for Senate under the platform of PDP to represent western Senatorial district of Kogi state.
Secondly, the declaration by the highest level of stake holders in Kabba Bunu/Ijumu Federal constituency that they don’t believe and or agree with the idea of “automatic ticket”. They deliberated and resolved that all aspirants must be subjected to the constitutional party primaries. According to them, it is an injustice, undemocratic and against all norms of fair play and brotherhood not to give everybody a level playing ground.
Though, Okun land lost one of her best wife,mother and a pillar of support, it was a superb reunion for the best of Okun land.
God bless my people of Okun land!!!
– Balogun Abisoke writes from Kogi State.
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