A front line gubernatorial aspirant in Ogun State, Adele Oba Kolawole Lawal Mobolorunduro, KLM has lambasted members of the Ogun West Consultative Forum OWECOF for allegedly picking Senator Olamilekan Adeola as Ogun West endorsed candidate for the 2019 gubernatorial election in the state.
Lawal, who is also the incumbent Ogun State Commissioner for Forestry, said he was surprised that members of the group could embark on a fraudulent and deceptive exercise to achieve their objective.
He said he never attended any screening exercise before any member of OWECOF.
Chief Kolawole Lawal disclosed that ” to put the records straight, I was invited to an interactive session by the Ogun West Consultative Forum on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at Yewa Frontier Hotel, Ilaro.I attended the meeting with some of my supporters where I intimated the OWECOF of my intention to run for the Ogun State governorship seat in 2019.During the 2-hour interactive session, I unfolded my AHEAD (Agriculture, Health, Education, Accountability, Development), agenda before all and sundry. I was surprised to read in the newspapers that the forum picked Senator Adeola as its consensus candidate of Ogun West ahead of four other aspirants in the zone”
Chief Kolawole Lawal explained that “at what stage did an interactive session graduate into an interview during which a winner will emerge? Who are the other aspirants that Senator Adeola debated with before he was chosen by OWCOF? Who and who monitored the debate and what were the scores obtained by each aspirant?”.
He disclosed further that “the purported endorsement of Senator Adeola by OWCOF is a propaganda that cannot stand the test of time.
When I appeared before the forum during the interactive session, what I was made to understand was that the group wanted to meet with each aspirant in Ogun West for the purpose of identification and not for screening purpose and so I appeared before the forum with the best of intentions for Ogun West”
He has therefore warned the forum not to use his name to sponsor any selfish and dubious agenda that will divide Ogun West saying that his governorship ambition was for justice, equity, fairness and level playing field in 2019 governorship race.