Wednesday 24 January 2024

𝗢𝘀𝘂𝗻 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰 𝗙𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗕𝘂𝗱𝗴𝗲𝘁: 𝗔 𝗯𝘂𝗱𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲, 𝗡𝗲𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝘀𝗺 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗨𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝗗𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗽𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗦𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗠𝗼𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲.

It is no longer news that the Osun State Government under the leadership of His Excellency, Senator Ademola Nurudeen Jackson Adeleke has graciously earmarked the rehabilitation of 𝟭.𝟱 𝗸𝗶𝗹𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗿𝗲𝘀 roads each in Oriade and Obokun Local Government Areas (the two largest Local Government Areas out of the (4) Odo-Otin and Ejigbo) in 2024 Fiscal year and hundreds in Ede / Egbedore / Ejigbo and Osun West Senatorial Districts. However, while we appreciate this we would like to state unequivocally that we have not been well looked after in Ijesa North. 

𝘐𝘯 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘴𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘴 𝘴𝘢𝘧𝘦, 𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘢𝘭.

Even in governance, government should be seen to have evenly distributed or shared dividends of democracy. 𝗔 𝗚𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗶𝗹𝘁𝘀 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗱𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗽𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗮 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗿𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗺𝗼𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗱𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝘂𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝗻𝗷𝗼𝘆 𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁  of the areas that are skewed against in the common patrimony of the state or Local Government.

This is the state of affairs in Osun State now. 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘀𝗲𝗲𝗺𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗼𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗢𝗯𝗼𝗸𝘂𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗢𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗟𝗼𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗚𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗹𝘀. Osun State Government needs to halt these imbalances and overt marginalization of other districts outside Osun West. This is not in tandem with the 𝗙𝗲𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗔𝗰𝘁 and it even denigrates sanity, sensibility, and humanity. We all voted for the current government and should have equal stakes in this state.


Ilesa Grammar School at 90

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It's disheartening to note that 𝘖𝘣𝘰𝘬𝘶𝘯/𝘖𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘥𝘦 Federal Constituency only 𝘨𝘰𝘵 a 𝘱𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘳𝘺 3𝘬𝘮 𝘳𝘰𝘢𝘥 𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘌𝘨𝘣𝘦𝘥𝘰𝘳𝘦, 𝘌𝘥𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘌𝘫𝘪𝘨𝘣𝘰 𝘨𝘰𝘵 100 𝘰𝘧 𝘬𝘪𝘭𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳. Aside from Ejigbo, none of these Local Government Areas is closer to Obokun not to mention Oriade in landmass and population.

This is servitude for crying out loud. This is partiality and nothing but nepotism and cronyism combined. With due respect, the Governor's decision is voracious, devoid of logic, and unknown to any sharing formula or sensibility. We think that this agenda has a sinister motive and it must be discarded to its roots on time.

One of the most basic themes in ethics is fairness, which was stated this way by Aristotle: "𝗘𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗯𝗲 𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘂𝗻𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝘂𝗻𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆."

An unknown philosophy is being taught by the Ademola Adeleke-led administration. A government cannot continue to allocate more to its confines and political enclaves and expect the masses especially the marginalized to keep patting such Administration on the shoulder. The worst is, that a bad precedence is being laid as successors may find a common ground to socialise this as a norm.

A visit to Ipetu-Ijesa, Ibokun, Esa-Oke, Erin-Oke,Ilare,Ilase and other towns and settlements will leave one with sour feelings. 𝗢𝗯𝗼𝗸𝘂𝗻 / 𝗢𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝘂𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗹𝗲𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴. The state belongs to all of us. 𝙃𝙤𝙬 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙨𝙪𝙘𝙝 𝙖𝙣 𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙣𝙤𝙪𝙨 𝙗𝙪𝙙𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙣𝙤𝙙𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝘼𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙡𝙮𝙢𝙚𝙣? 

At this point, it is needless to say the two (2) Honourable members of the Parliament representing us at Abeere have committed a huge disservice to us. The question regularly asked by every concerned member of the constituency is "Could this be how they intended to repay our generosity and gesture of goodwill for voting them to office by keeping silent in the face of unfairness?" Perhaps this is not the way they plan to serve us, then, both of them will have a lot of explanations to make.

𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗿. 𝗞𝗮𝗻𝗺𝗶 𝗔𝗷𝗶𝗯𝗼𝗹𝗮 appeared to be very vibrant at calling out the Government's demeanor until now. It is still very fresh in our memories how you were always in court challenging Aregbesola's draconian and unpopular policies. What happens to your truculence in criticism? The Aregbesola administration that you fought tooth and nail was never this low in terms of equity or bias at sharing of the State patrimony. He did more even for Osun Central and Osun West than his Osun East home. We are watching your actions and inactions!

𝗛𝗼𝗻. 𝗔𝗱𝗲𝘆𝗲𝗺𝗶 𝗜𝗿𝗲𝗸𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘂, please be reminded that "home will always be home." The whole internal township roads in Otan, Ilare, Esa-Oke, Eti-Oni, and the rest are not smiling at all and that budget of servitude was sentenced against your people in silence. Even snails will sigh! This is not acceptable. We cannot continue to keep silent in the face of sheer totalitarian government that is bent on sweeping us away. Your silence is not golden and a word they say is enough for the wise!

This administration should read from history and understand that, "Table turns and no empire lasts for eternity". The story of the immediate past governor of the state, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, fortunately, a serving Minister in President Tinubu's cabinet is a recent memoir you can read from. The Emperor and Empress should learn that everything that surely has a beginning surely has an ending. 

Only God rules in the affair of men and He is at the poll waiting for all of us! Also, we must remind ourselves that 2026 is nigh! It will soon be here. We are stating this so that the 𝗱𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗕𝗼𝗹𝗮 𝗜𝗴𝗲 𝗪𝗵𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝗛𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗔𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗿𝗲 can retrace their steps and stop progressing in errors too many times.

The Ijesa people, especially the constituents of Ijesa North love this government. We have always supported HE Governor Nurudeen Adeleke with every available resource God has given us but he has constantly deprived us of the dividends of democracy for no good reason. The truth is we have staked so much in the birth of the administration and cannot sit back and watch the baby of our sweat wobbling into an irredeemable desert of derision.

We call on His Excellency, Sen. Ademola Adeleke to dismantle these barriers to even development and promote fairness and inclusivity in the state. Addressing these systemic challenges is essential for creating a more just and equitable world for all Osun people. That is the dream, yes, the belief of our forebearers!

In conclusion, we appreciate and commend the efforts of His Excellency Sen. Ademola Adeleke for the prompt and continued payment of worker's salaries in the state (Pensioners inclusive). We also thank him for the appointments of Commissioners, SSA(s), and SA(s) from our clime but His Excellency should be reminded that a lot has to be done in the aspect of project deliveries for our people to really see him as the man they loved and actually voted for. Also, HE the governor should note that equal allocation of the state's resources without any form of prepossession is the best way the government's benevolence could be best felt or, trickle down as many are not on the state's payroll or related to the political appointees. 

𝗪𝗲 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸 𝗻𝗼𝘄. 𝗜𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝘆. 𝗔 𝗰𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗰𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝘆!

~ 𝘼 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙦𝙪𝙚 𝙞𝙨𝙨𝙪𝙚𝙙 𝙗𝙮 :  𝙄𝙟𝙚𝙨𝙖 𝙉𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙝 𝙋𝙚𝙤𝙥𝙡𝙚’𝙨 𝙈𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩. (A Socio-political Organisation birthed for the common good of our land)

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