A group of indigenous people worried about Ogun has rebuked the governor of the state of Ogun, Dapo Abiodun, for allegedly underestimating former President Olusegun Obasanjo during his visit to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The indigenous people, under the auspices of the progressive Ogun progressives, said that Abiodun scoffed at not recognizing Obasanjo as one of the great indigenous people of the state of Ogun who had played important roles in the development of Nigeria; saying that posterity and history would not forgive the governor.
Abiodun had led a delegation of 62 Ogun Indians on Tuesday, July 30, on a ‘thank you’ visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja for conferring the highest honor of the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) to the alleged winner of the annulled presidential elections On June 12, 1993, the late Chief MKO Abiola, who is the son of the State of Ogun.
In his speech at the meeting with President Buhari, Abiodun listed the heroes and heroines of the past and living of Ogun State, who he said played critical roles before, during and after the country’s independence.
He mentioned people like Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Reverend Ransome Kuti, Mrs. Funmilayo Ransome Kuti, Professor Wole Soyinka, Professor Olikoye Kuti, Dr. Beeko Kuti, and Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye.
Others listed in his speech include Chief According to Osoba, Chief Earnest Sonekan, Chief Olabisi Onabanjo, Pa. Anthony Asiwaju and Chief Biyi Afonja.
However, Ogun’s worried progressives, in a statement signed by Olusegun Showunmi, expressed their dissatisfaction because Obasanjo’s name was missing from Ogun’s list of heroes, describing Abiodun as a hypocrite and a serious little boy who seems not to remember the father’s name.