Governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC)  Prince Gboyega Nasir  Isiaka has been endorsed by the Remo Traditional Council led by the Akarigbo of Remo Kingdom, Oba Victor Babatunde Ajayi.

Isiaka who was last week endorsed by the Osile, Oke -Ona, Egba, Oba (Dr) Adedapo Tejuoso was described by the Remo traditional council as the best ‘governorship material’ in the 2019 race.

The endorsement which held at the Palace of the Akarigbo was well attended by all monarchs in Remo kingdom,  alongside other ADC candidates, including the Deputy governorship candidate, Mrs Olabisi Okeowo-Bolade,  ADC State chairman, Dr. Gbolade Osinowo, Party Chieftains, Chief Joju Fadairo and Akogun Pegba Otemolu, Senatorial Candidates of the ADC, Engr. Deji Ashiru (Ogun East),  Rt. Hon. Titi Oseni Gomez (Ogun Central)  and Hon.Tunde Olabode Ogunpola (Ogun West).


In his address at the occasion, the Akarigbo, Oba Ajayi sued for the success of Isiaka’s governorship ambition, saying “We know you are a lover of Remo. You are a man of integrity. God will bring your prayers to fruition.”

The monarch lauded the current government for the infrastructural development in the state,  lamenting however, that the development is one-sided.

“Development is a good thing. If you concrentrate development in urban areas, you are only creating problems for yourself. Development has to be balanced in the State, not one-sided. It pays our state to have even development.  What we want is for the people to enjoy the dividends of democracy.” the monarch said.

He futher urged Isiaka to remain focused on the task ahead, demanding that the traditional institutions in the state be given better recognition.

“Your administration must be focused on releasing funds for local governments, as they are a very important part of the governing process.  They also deserve some degree of autonomy. Do not also forget traditional institutions. Please call crucial meetings at the right time. Give us the opportunity to be able to advise you. We know you will be a listening governor.”

Responding,  Prince Gboyega Isiaka pledged to take the State to greater heights, noting that Ogun has enough resources to have a life of abundance.

He said “I must say that we are far from where we should be considering our potential and the enormous resources in the state. Despite all the disappointments of the past,  we believe now is the time. We have resolved that during our time Ogun will witness exponential growth. We have been able to put together a very solid economic blueprint that will culminate in a life of abundance for our dear State.”