Oyo Patriotic Frontiers Replies Bisi Ilaka on Senator Adeseun
Oyo Patriotic Frontiers, a socio-political organization of successful and industrious citizens of Oyo predominantly resident in the ancient town of Oyo with the sole aim of assisting the less privileged and the betterment of communities within Oyo kingdom has viewed with utmost concern the vituperation of Mr. Bisi Ilaka in Monday’s Tribune of 5th August on Distinguished Senator Ayo Adeseun representing Oyo Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly which was captioned “Enjoy your single tenure while it lasts” and has therefore come out with a communique at the end of an emergency meeting of the association held at a popular events centre in Durbar area of Oyo town, the communique signed by its President; Dr. AbdulGaniyu Yussuf, Mr. Abidemi Joseph Olayinka (Secretary) and Comrade Ayinla Adedotun Kolawole.
It was unanimously agreed that Senator Ayo Adeseun has given credible and commendable representation to the senatorial district since elected based on bills sponsorship, over sight functions, which are the core duties of a legislator. To show that Ilaka is totally disconnected from national issues, recently a list of 34 bench warming senators was publised, Adeseun was not included; WHY? He has sponsored the highest number of bills from his region and actively participated in all debates, major reason why he was ranked one of the most performing senators in the present crop of National Assembly. But if going by the words of Ilaka, “I have not sighted any of his projects” then visible evidences of performance indicated in many projects initiated to alleviate the sufferings of his people, projects that have direct impact on improving their living conditions, most especially to Oyo and other towns, communities and villages under his senatorial district listed here; Provision of BoreHole and Electrification of Ajegunle market, reconstruction of the road along Federal Govt. Girls College, reconstruction of College of Education Special Road, Erection of borehole at Akesan market, Oke Aafin, Obagbori, Ajagba. Construction of Classrooms in Afijio Local Govt., Provision of transformer at Kosobo, Jabata and Apaara, all these projects are in Oyo town where Ilaka claims he hails from. Has Ilaka lost touch with his constituents or is he surprised at the waves at which Adeseun has rolled development into his district. Also his presence has been felt at The School of Physically Challenged, Moniya. Reconstruction of 500metres road in Olubadan Estate, Renovation of Agodi Prison, Construction of Police post in Mayin, Borehole and Solar powered street lights in Bola Ige Int’L market, New Gbagi shopping complex, Skill acquisition centre in Okin, sending of Muslim and Christian faithfuls on Holy pilgrimages, assistance in form of gainful employment to youths within the constituency into federal establishment and provision of many Solar Powered Street lights, boreholes, Public toilets across the length and breadth of the 11LGs of his constituency. The succor Adeseun brought to the August 2011 Flood Disaster victims is still very fresh in our memory, The Ayo Adeseun Free Health mission where a brand new bus and drugs running into millions of naira was purchased to pursue the scheme is a testimony of good and valuable representation, The annual Ayo Adeseun Father Christmas concert which brings him close to all the children irrespective of status and class in his constituency is heartily commendable and worthy of emulation. That Adeseun’s visible achievement are all over Oyo, Ibadan and Ogbomoso against the lies being orchestrated by Ilaka to bring ungodly disaffection to the love and loyalty Senator Adeseun enjoys within and outside the state.
That Mr. Bisi Ilaka has clearly been convincingly identified as self-seeking and desperate politician, having lost election twice as a failed Chairmanship candidate in Mushin Local govt of Lagos State in the UNCP Abacha era and thrice as an aspirant for the Senatorial seat, which shows that he has no political clout and structure, and his genuine love for service to the people of Oyo is questionable but becomes more active in theoretical speeches and misguided propaganda when election is around the corner. His inordinate ambition to assume public positions via whatever means is demonstrated in his unyielding and fruitless movement from PDP, to ACN and Accord party with nothing concrete to show for his consistent disloyalty, and now he is perfecting plans to jump ship to another party to satisfy his 2015 personal desires. That Ilaka’s statement is devoid of truth, materially insensitive to the plight of Oyo people and totally unacceptable, more of a mere attempt at discrediting a performing Senator of the Federal Republic whose stance and reach extend far beyond his Senatorial district. This parochial strategy by Ilaka is to use falsehood and cheap popularity to sneak into public trust is totally unacceptable.
And that Ilaka as a mere mortal should not play god, as only GOD determines Who, What, Where and How the future will be, and he should allow the people decides who represents them. That He, Ilaka lacks the aura and stature which he erroneously assume to speak as one to decide where the good people of Oyo Alaafin will support for 2015 senatorial elections. That the entire citizens of Oyo town acknowledges with thanks and commendation the quality representation being offered which is unequaled and unprecedented in the political annals of Oyo Central Senatorial district.
In conclusion, we reiterate our unwavering and unalloyed support for Senator Ayo Adeseun, a great philanthropist, a thorough-bred administrator, a worthy Senator per excellence, a true democrat, a public defender, an astute politician and a friend of the masses which is evident in the recent support he mustered for people’s clamour for Local Govt autonomy during the constitution amendment election process. We implore Adeseun to continue writing his names in GOLD in the annals of political and cultural history so that generations yet unborn will read about his unassailable track records. So also we wish the Distinguished Senator more fruitful years of service as he adds another colorful year recently.
God bless Iku Baba Yeye, Alaafin of Oyo.
God bless Oyo town.
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