Ibadan Mogajis Endorse Tegbe for Oyo South Senatorial, Say Kola Balogun Did not Fulfil Campaign Promises

Mogajis from the five local governments in Ibadan metropolis, today unanimously endorsed Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Oyo South Senatorial District, Mogaji Joseph Olasunkanmi Tegbe, as the preferred choice of the people of the district, in the 2023 general elections.

The Mogajis said this while hosting Tegbe at the residence of Mogaji Abass Oloko at Olunde area of Ibadan.

All the Mogajis who spoke one after the other described Tegbe as likeable and eminent personality, who has elevated thousands of downtrodden in Ibadan and Oyo state from poverty to prosperity. They noted that his ‘Omoluabi ethos’ is second to none.

They added that he has been extending his goodwill to the family compound heads in Ibadan. They urged him not to be distracted by insinuations from some quarters, describing it as noise from the market.

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They noted that Senator Kola Balogun who got the PDP ticket on a platter of gold disappointed the Mogajis by not fulfilling his campaign promises.

They further warned those dragging Olubadan’s name and Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes, CCII into the murky waters of politics to desist or face the wrath of Ibadan indigenes.

In his remarks, the President of all Mogajis in Ibadanland, Asimiyu Ariori said, “Tegbe is one of us, we are here today to endorse his aspiration. He has the clout, the goodwill, he has no stain, he has been identifying us and he is a good son of the soil.

“We have made our position known today to all Ibadan residents that Engineer Tegbe who is one of us is our candidate and we are urging the good people of Ibadanland to rally round him”, he added.

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In his words, Mogaji Abass Oloko said, “He and four others mounted pressure on Tegbe to leave APC to join ‘Seyi Makinde in the PDP, to compliment his developmental strides.

“Tegbe is generous, highly cerebral urban and humble. We are all happy to have him in our party. I make bold to say it loud and clear that he is the best candidate for Oyo South. He is better than the present occupier of the seat.

“We the Mogajis cannot be intimidated.We have spoken with one voice that our own, Mogaji Olasunkanmi Joseph Tegbe is our choice. We’ll join his campaign train and mobilise residents of Ibadan and Ibarapa for them to vote for him”, he stated.

On his part, Mogaji Oladosu Ademola, the Vice Chairman Pacesetter Transport Service lauded Governor ‘Seyi Makinde for the bold step taken to salvage Oyo South senatorial district from inept and lackluster representation.

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His words: “We thank our visionary leader, Governor ‘Seyi Makinde for bringing Engineer Tegbe into the PDP fold.

“We are assuring the good people of Ibadanland that Tegbe is the only personality that can give Oyo South the quality representation the district needs. All the options before us from A – Z is Tegbe. That’s why we decided to make his endorsement public.”

In his remarks, the Peoples Democratic Party senatorial hopeful appreciated all the Mogajis for making the endorsement public. He promised to embark on people oriented projects as well as ensure that Ibadan regains its pacesetting place among comity of cities in Nigeria.


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