The Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Suraj Ishola Adekunbi, has sought for the support of Egba Traditional Council in his quest to contest for the governorship election in the 2019 general elections.
Adekunbi said his decision to vie for the exalted position was borne out of his desire to consolidate on the notable achievements so far recorded by the Senator Ibikunle Amosun-led government over the last six and a half years.
The lawmaker, who was in company of some lawmakers while addressing the Council at the Ake Palace, under the chairmanship of the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, commended the traditional council for supporting the quest of the people of Ogun West Senatorial District to produce the next governor of the state.
Adekunbi also appreciated Governor Amosun for throwing his weight behind the aspiration of the Yewa-Awori people.
The guber hopeful also seized the opportunity to clear the air on the criticisms of members of the public that the Assembly had been caged by the executive arm of government in the course of performing its legislative functions.
He said the lawmakers will continue to be a rubber stamp for development as long as it is in the overall interest of the generality of Ogun people.
He said: “It takes somebody that started this journey to know where we started, where we are and where we are going. Our party, APC, has done a lot for the state.
“Since the inception of our administration, we (lawmakers) have been playing complementary role. By the special grace of God, with the support of the elders, and most especially our royal fathers, if given the opportunity, I will consolidate on gains of the current administration.
“I have the grace to be a part of the development strides in the last six years. If you give me opportunity to be governor, all these good works will continue. There is no way the history of Amosun will be written without the Ogun State House of Assembly being given worthy mention.
“If we are to rubber stamp to ensure good roads are constructed across the state, we will continue to be rubber stamp for development.”
Responding, Oba Gbadebo prayed for the Speaker and urged the aspirant to put the interest of the traditional rulers in the state at heart if voted into power.