A forum known as Social Cultural Group, SCG, under the auspices of Yagba People’s Forum has called on Senator Smart Adeyemi to contest for the president of Nigeria in 2015 general elections.
The forum during an emergency meeting held in Isanlu township hall , headquarters Yagba East local government area of kogi state, said since it was the turn of the North to produce the president in 2015, there was nothing wrong for an Okun yoruba man to contest for the coveted seat
In a communique recieved by SavidNews signed by the chairman of the forum, Chief Moody Olorunmolu and the secretary Chief JO Yusuf, the forum said having been following the enviable performances of senator Adeyemi at the senate for over six years, it was convinced beyond measure that Adeyemi has all it takes to lead the nation
The communique described senator Adeyemi as a man of impeccable character which the North can rely on in the 2015 general elections.
It said though Adeyemi was currently serving out his second term in office, it is now the turn of Yagba people to produce the next senator.
Yagba consists of three local government namely, mopamuro, Yagba West and Yagba East that join four other local government areas to form the western senatorial district
The forum stated that this was the gentle Man arrangement among the three components of the senatorial district which has been operational for long and can therefore not be altered
” Yagba people must not be short changed over what belongs to them. In 1999 – 2007 Lokoja/ Koton had their turn, in 2007- 2015 kabba-bunu / Ijumu runs their turn, by 2015- 2023 it will be the turn of the Yagbas, so there is no argument over this”the communique added
The forum also re-echoed the call
for the convocation of national conference to correct the imbalances
inherent in the current federal system of government
It said that there was need for a National conference of all ethnic groups in Nigeria to look at
the desirability or otherwise of why the federating units must continue to stay together saying Nigeria federal system was built on a shaky foundation
The forum decried the poor state of roads in the entire Yagba land ,
calling on nevcesary authorities to fix the Jegge –Oga Ogbom-
Oke Ere –Egbe road .the Mopa-Ilai- Ife Olukotun Road , and the Effo-Amuro
Takete Ide road
It also listed Egbe – Isanlu – Okoloke road, Ponyan –Irele road and
Alu-igbo- Ero road as death traps .
The forum also lamented the current decay in the education sector in the area, and call on the Abuja based business tycoon , Chief Jide
Omokore to kick start the private university he initiated in the area some times ago