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Ogun Monarch Rallies Stakeholders’ Support for Peaceful 2023 Elections



Lukman Olalekan Adeleke Kuoye
Alayeluwa Oba (Rtn) Lukman Olalekan Adeleke Kuoye, Fcim, Kofoworade Oyesokun V, The Olu of Imasayi-Yewa

Few days to the 2023 general elections, an Ogun State monach, Alayeluwa Oba (Rtn) Lukman Olalekan Adeleke Kuoye, The Olu of Imasayi-Yewa, has convened a summit for stakeholders in his community and environs to uphold peace and harmony during the forthcoming elections.

The meeting which centred on the theme: ‘Political Violence in A Developing Community: Stakeholders’ Responsibilities Toward 2023 General Elections’, was also chaired by the royal father, while stakeholders across various divides agreed to achieve zero violence in the polls.

The summit commended the patriotic zeal of the Olu of Imasayi-Yewa for packaging such a timely sensitization programme which attracted impressive turnout.

Speakers made contributions to the discussion to underscore the imperative of keeping the peace of the community despite residents’ different political alliances.

They further described the summit as reflection of Kabiyesi’s sound educational, and excellent social exposure, as they assured to help sustain a relative peace and safety of lives and properties before, during and after the elections.

Lukman Olalekan Adeleke Kuoye

In their dialogue, they established that Imasayi-Yewa people are an indivisible family and will continue to see themselves as such, thus reaching agreement that all the political party members in Imasayi-Yewa shall conduct their political activities in a peaceful and purposeful manner.

The summit also concluded that The Imasayi-Yewa youths shall shun all forms of violence and will rather work together for the progress and the development of the ancient town.

According to a statement that emanated from the grassroot engagement, stakeholders made covenant  that the forthcoming 2023 general elections shall be conducted throughout Imasayi-Yewaland in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.

Lukman Olalekan Adeleke Kuoye

The statement further read: “Political thuggery and hooliganism are old and faded fashion of politics which will not be condoned in Imasayi-Yewa and her environments.

“The peace being enjoyed in Imasayi-Yewa and her environments now and before elections shall be sustained after the elections as there is life after the elections.

“There shall be no destructions of lives and properties in Imasayi-Yewa before, during and after the elections.

“Any persons(s) that decide to involve in any form of political or criminal activities shall be handed over to the law enforcement agencies.

“The entire attendees have unanimously agreed that Imasayi-Yewa shall remain a land of peace and shall continue to witness developments in all spheres.”

Meanwhile, political leaders of All Progressive Congress (APC), Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Action Democratic Congress (ADC) and Labour Party (LP) participated at the summit.

Other stakeholders included youths from all the youth bases, market men and women, housewives, students of Oluaso High School, Imasayi-Yewa and their teachers, artisans, Leaders of Christian Association, Imasayi-Yewa Muslim leaders &leaders of traditional worshippers, Baales and Chiefs.

Resource persons at the event include Ogun State Chairman of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Comrade AbdulJabar Ayelaagbe; Chairman, Yewa People Development Council, Yewa North Chapter, LOGOCHAP, Elder Adeogun Isreal; Associate Prof. Oluranti Samuel of Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Lagos State University; Mr. Bode Akiode, Community Relations officer, Dangote Cement, Plc, Ibese Plant; Police Area Commander, Ayetoro who was represented by the DCO, Imasayi-Yewa; Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) and the local hunters.

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