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OYO STATE : Why We Are Against Seun Fakorede As Commissioner- Ibarapa PDP Party Leaders

No Division, We Are One Family – Seun Fakorede

The Oyo State House of Assembly confirmed the nomination of Prof. Raphael Afonja, Alhaja Faosat Sanni and Oluwaseun Fakorede as commissioners after their screening exercise.
Confirmation of the three additional commissioners-designates forwarded to the House by Governor Seyi Makinde completed the total of 17 commissioners that have been confirmed by the state assembly in the last two weeks. The newly confirmed commissioners are expected to fill the three remaining vacant ministries- Ministry of Works and Transport, Ministry of Youth and Sport and Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Inclusion.
Among commissioner-designates was Oluwaseun Fakorede, a 27 years old graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University whose nomination was protested against by some party faithful from Ibarapa zone on the allegation that his father, Chief Olusola Fakorede defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) prior to the 2019 governorship election.
Alhaji Rashidi Sunmonu and Sir Samuel Olawuwo, spoke on behalf of leaders and some youths of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ibarapa North and Central Local Government areas of the state, alleged that stakeholders involved in the nomination of commissioner nominees failed to honour the zoning agreement.
They expressed that the protest is not stage to antagonize Governor Seyi Makinde nor on the account of the young man’s age but to register their displeasure over the choice of Seun Fakorede as commissioner-designate from the zone.
Meanwhile, the Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin gave an unflinching support to the nomination of Seun Fakorede as commissioner in Oyo State and ensure he was confirmed without hitch saying that the development has changed the trend of politics in Nigeria with Oyo State setting the pace of encouraging youths participation in politics and development of the nation.
Hon. Ogundoyin emphasized that involvement of more youths in politics and in running the affairs of the state will bring about a better and quality representation of people in government, noting that youths have quality of good decision making, quick thinking and intelligent to make the different.
While charging the aggrieved members of People Democratic Party in Ibarapa North and Ibarapa Central to remain calm, the Speaker noted that the nomination of Fakorede as a commissioner is a plus to Ibarapa zone and urged them to embrace him and join hand with him to develop the state.
However, in his reaction over the incident, Oluwaseun Fakorede said that the grouse between him and the protesters is a family issue which demanded to be addressed and settled amicably. He promised not to betray the confidence repose in him by the state Governor Engineer Seyi Makinde. He opined that his nomination will serve as a challenge to other youths out there to brace up and ready to make positive impact to the society.
The Oyo State House of Assemble also confirmed the nomination of Prof. Rapheal Afonja, a United State of America trained Civil engineer, from Ile Adesiyan, Isale Afon, Ogbomosho North Local Government, Oyo state and Alhaja Fausat Joke Sanni, a former Deputy Registrar at the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, from Ojanla, Iseyin Local Government in Oke-Ogun area part of Oyo State.

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