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Voter education outreach has been started by a professional organization called Omituntun Initiative in the Diaspora (OID), which has members all across the state, the nation, and the world.

Dr. Aaron Ogundiwin, the Oyo State OID Coordinator, stated during his speech at the event on Wednesday at the Community High School in Owobale, Erunmu, Oyo State, that the group has started a voter education outreach program to give eligible voters the knowledge they need to make an informed decision and cast their votes for Governor Makinde’s re-election.

He added that the foundation of a healthy democracy is civic involvement and voter education. Dr. Ogundiwin emphasized that the outreach’s major goal is to raise voter understanding of democratic values that support their peaceful and active participation in the upcoming elections and beyond.

He commended Governor Makinde’s Omituntun 1.0 accomplishments and presented essential information about them. He also gave insight into the goals of Omituntun 2.0, which will transition the state from accelerated development to sustainable development.

According to Ogundiwin, a community’s votes represent its future, voice, and power. Additionally, he recommended they vote for candidates from the People’s Democratic Party and governor Seyi Makinde in order to be a change maker.

The beauty of democracy, which allows citizens to express themselves and have a voice inside their communities, was stressed to the various ward leaders in the communities, according to him.

The Baale of Owobale, Superintended of Police (Rtd), Iyiola Oladokun Olaniyi, addressed the crowd in Owobale (Ward 3), Egbeda Local Government, Ibadan, Oyo State. He welcomed the candidates and the electorate and urged them to remember the electorate after their electoral victories. He cited how the previous administration neglected the community of Owobale despite their electoral strength in the state.
He proclaimed with pride that Farming is the main form of employment in the area and that in order to get their farm products to market, their community needs a network of access roads as well as the reconstruction of the road that connects Erunmun, Owobale, and Egbeda and ends at the Ibadan-Ile Ife highway.

He praised Governor Makinde’s work and praised in particular the refurbishment and equipping of Ward 3 Primary Health Care Center in Owobale. He then asked the government to assist in many more urgent situations.

As a scion of the Owobale community, the Baale of Owobale also adopted Chief Luqman Oyebisi Ilaka, the Ladilu of the Oyo empire.

The Baale then endorsed Governor Seyi Makinde for a second term and pledged the complete support of the chiefs, the community, and Chief Oyebisi Ilaka for the Oyo Central Senatorial District; Hon. Busari Olayemi for the Egbeda/Ona-Ara Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives; and Hon. Sunkanmi Babalola for the PDP and the Oyo State House of Assembly (PDP).

In his reaction, Chief Ilaka, a contender for the Oyo Central Senatorial district, thanked the organizers for educating the populace on what to do and when.

He promised to be accessible to the community at all times and to ensure that Honourable Olayemi and Honourable Babalola are equally receptive to the issues brought up by the Baale on behalf of the community. He then accepted the sonship of Owobale from the Baale.

The initiative educated eligible voters on how to exercise their right to vote and carry out their responsibilities without receiving any type of financial inducement or molestation.

At the event, the informed electorate is more politically involved, demonstrating enthusiasm to cast their ballots and actively hold their politicians accountable.

Agbaakin Benedict Akika, Prince Adebowale, Mrs. Yemisi Ologunja, Mr. Adesina Ojo, and OID Youth Ambassadors Qudus Olayiwola Omoola, Samuel Olaseinde, Oluwasogo Akinpelu, and Damilare Ogundibo were among those in attendance at the event.

 


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