There was mild drama on Friday at Jogor center, Ibadan, Oyo State, venue of the ten years remembrance of Former Governor of the state, Alhaji Lamidi Onaolapo Adesina.
The ceremony, which had been going on as planned, suddenly became rowdy when the current Deputy Governor, Chief Bayo Lawal was addressing the attendees.
No sooner than Chief Lawal began his speech, supporters of the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the state, Senator Teslim Folarin started to boo the Deputy Governor.
Several attempts to calm the Tessy’s supporters were unsuccessful as the noise rather increased.
Despite the distractions, Chief Lawal remained calm and continued his address by labeling the late Lam Adesina as one of those who fought for the struggle for democracy in Nigeria.
He also called for peaceful conduct among political gladiators and the electorates before, during and after next year’s General elections, maintaining that Governor Seyi Makinde would win a second term in office.
Earlier, Senator Teslim Folarin had used the opportunity to canvas for votes for the APC Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other candidates of the party from Oyo state, ending his speech with “AWA LOKAN”.
A very close Ally and political friend to the Late Alhaji Adesina, Chief Olusegun Osoba, who is a former Governor of Ogun state, said the humble and contented attributes of Lam Adesina made him outstanding throughout his lifetime, especially when he served as Governor.
Similarly, the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Olalekan Balogun, represented by the Maye Olubadan of Ibadan land, Chief Lekan Alabi, said the great works of Alhaji Lamidi Adesina would forever be remembered.
In a lecture delivered on the occasion, Former National Commissioner of INEC, Professor Lai Olurode called on political leaders in the Southwest to embark on aggressive voters education ahead of the general elections.
Professor Olurode disclosed that the Southwest region usually had the highest number of rejected votes during elections and the leaders must act.
The Former INEC National Commissioner argued that the concern of Nigerians this time around must be based on good governance and not ethnicity, religion or political affiliation.
He also added that whoever became the President next year must be ready to end the herders-farmers clashes and transform Nigeria in such a way that would discourage citizens from leaving the country for foreign lands.
Wife of the Late Governor, Alhaja Adeola Adesina said she was elated by the overwhelming love, support and respect for her late husband even after ten years of his demise.