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Egba Agenda 2027: Group Tips Notable Economist, Dr. Gbenga Adeoye To Succeed Gov. Abiodun

ABEOKUTA – One of the prominent socio-political groups in Egbaland, Youth Involvement in Good Governance (YIGGOM) has said that the Egba division of the state has pool of intelligent, capable and dexterous personality to govern the state.

The group made this statement at a meeting held on Saturday in the capital city of Ogun state.

The group said, although, former Ambassador to United Kingdom, H.E Sarafa Tunji Ishola is also eyeing the position as a result of Shefiu Alao’s comment during the welcome party held to honour Sarafa for his excellent service in the United Kingdom.

The President of the group, Olayiwola Ahmed, however, said that Ogun state needs a technocrat to help provide economic roadmap to consolidate the development from the present and past administration in the state.

Olayiwola, therefore, noted that technocrats like Dr. Gbenga Adeoye with enticing profiles remain the best among other contestants to revive the economy of the state.

He said, “the group said that the state is blessed with the likes of Chief Fola Adeola who recently turned 70 and may not be interested on Account of his age having shown interest when he was younger. others are of the view that anyone less than 60 years old will be ideal in 2027 and a technocrats like Dr. Gbenga Adeoye with an enticing profiles came to mind.

“As the race for Ogun 2027 thickens, Ogun state needs a technocrat to help provide economic roadmap to consolidate the development from the present and past administration in the state.

“Before now there are news flying around that the Egbas are already warming up for the 2027 gubernatorial election although some are saying that Egba should allow the Yewa division of the state to have a taste of governorship as no one from that zone has been given an opportunity to lead the state. The main candidate showing up from Yewa is Senator Solomon Adeola also known as Yayi as there is no sign that Gboyega Isiaka popularly known as GNI is ready to recontest again.

“Information gathered revealed that the former ambassador to United Kingdom H.E Sharafa Tunji Ishola is also eyeing the position as a result of Shefiu Alao’s comment during the welcome party held to honour Sarafa for his excellent service in the United Kingdom.

“Among other Egba Sons showing serious interest in the seat is Hon Bukola Olopade who was the Commissioner of youth and sport during Otunba Gbenga Daniel’s Tenure. He is actually not hiding his intention unlike others that cannot be suspected of being interested.

“There are other Egba born individuals who are of the strong will that Egba’s tenure is always full of monumental developments referring to huge road construction by Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s led administration.”

The group Coordinator said that Dr. Gbenga Adeoye is an intelligent Professional that is likely to make the Egbas proud if given the opportunity to serve.

“If Ogun State people want to go for Quality, Professionalism, Possession of Verifiable Degrees, Good Governance and the birth of a New Ogun State; then it will be a good idea to consider Dr.Gbenga Adeoye.”

He further posited that he became a fan of Dr. Gbenga Adeoye when he stumbled on his educational accomplishments as a glance at his complimentary card from his Law firm or Accounting Firm showed intimidating honors such as LLB, LLM, MSc., FCIMC, FCTI, FCA, Ph.D.

He continued, “He is a Lawyer, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Consultants, An Arbitrator of UK and Nigeria.

“He holds a Master’s Degree in Law with Specialisation in International Business Law from The Prestigious University of London.

“He is an Alumnus of Harvard Business School Executive Education where he studied Building New Business in Established Organisation. He is also an Alumnus of York Entrepreneurship Development Institute of Canada.

“He has a distinction in Time Management Certification From London Graduate School. He holds a Master of Science degree in Banking and Finance from Olabisi Onabanjo University and a Ph.D. in Management Accounting from Babcock University.

“His footprint in Accounting, Auditing, and Tax Practice is all over Nigeria and Africa.

“When it comes to integrity; he was trained by a former Minister of Finance; Dr.Ona Olapo Soleye who is known for his zero tolerance for corruption till he died at age 90 on November 15, 2023.

“He is an expert in Political Economy, Fiscal and Monetary Policies and has worked privately to tackle multi-dimensional poverty and monetary poverty over the years.”

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