Agitations for which zone takes the Oyo State governorship seat in 2019 has extended beyond the vocal Oke-Ogun zone. Early in the week, representatives of Oyo Central made a case for the number seat in the state to come to the Senatorial District.
The Liberation Movement of Oyo Central Senatorial District of the state addressed the press on Wednesday.
Comrade Victor Oyelayo, coordinator of the group said Oyo central Senatorial District has been marginalised in the Executive arm of the Oyo State government since 1999.
His words: “After decades of marginalisation and neglect, we need to cast our own movements, projects and ideas as a battle for relevancy in the face of historical manipulation, exploitation and oppression. We need to fight, tooth and nail, for equity in all areas of life. One point to make clear; ethnic and racial minorities are not looking for scraps or a hand-out from the old paternalistic system but an equitable, stable, and levelled playing field.”
The movement appealed to stakeholders, the political elites, civil societies , academia, professional organizations, artisans, market men and women as well as sociocultural organisations across the state to support the fight against ‘sectional marginalisation’.
He added: “Our group is a movement, therefore our agitations shall be rigorously pursued with all morally, socially and legally acceptable best practices within and outside the state”.
He said the state needed a vibrant, intellectually sound, politically experienced and a great grassroots mobiliser as Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s successor in 2019. According to him, such a person should emerge from Oyo Central for the sake of equity, fairness and social justices.