Sango/Ijoko tasks OGSIEC on boundary issues

The people of Sango/Ijoko Local Council Development Area have appealed to the Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) to revisit the boundary issues in the area to allow justice and equity prevail.

In a communiqué issued after the meeting, stakeholders meeting in Araromi, Sango, at the weekend, the Chairman of Sango Development Union, Mr Olalekan Balogun disclosed that publications  by the electoral body  in relation to the council area had been carrying conflicting and cluttered messages on the issue of councillorship ward delineation and the boundary dispute between Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area and Sango/Ijoko LCDA.

He explained that the former Ota Ward 3 was made up of  Sango and Ota axis with 35 polling booths— 22 in  Sango axis and the rest axis.

According to him, “the earlier publication by OGSIEC recognised the areas, while the subsequent publication clearly omitted all the areas that are traditionally the homestead of Sango people.”

Also speaking on the matter, Chief Wole Sorinola, who is the secretary of the union, said he was not sure whether OGSIEC ever got a copy of the Ogun State Local Government Laws of  2016.

Sorinola added: “I don’t think OGSIEC ever demanded for the copy of memorandum and resolutions on creation of LCDAs before the publication, because nearly all the LCDAs are complaining about its action.”

On his part, Chief Jimoh Obajana, a community leader, thanked Senator Amosun for deeming it fit to create Sango/Ijoko LCDA for even development of the state, while appealing to the governor not to allow any person or group to thwart his contributions to the development of the state by changing its laws.