The Special Adviser to the Ogun state governor on youth affairs, Comrade Lamide Lawal has said that the reason why he organised Ogun freedom of walk is to celebrate their liberation from the attacks and political oppression meted out on them during the 2019 electioneering campaign period by the former governor of Ogun state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and his thugs.
Lawal disclosed this in an interview with news men in Abeokuta, Ogun state during the movement.
The one day freedom walk which stretched over 10 kilometers started from Ori-Omi in Abeokuta North local government, through Totoro-Itoku, enroute Isabo area and finally ended at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, in Abeokuta South local government area.
Youths across twenty local government areas numbering over 2,000 and national executives of the youth league participated at the event, while the Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Oluomo Olakunle and Special Advisers to Governor were among the discussants at the event.
Speaking on the essence of the walk, the state Coordinator, Ogun APC Youths League, Comrade Olamide Lawal hinted that the ceremony was to celebrate the liberation from political oppression and escape from several attacks, oppression and intimidation during electioneering campaign on February 11th, 2019.
Comrade Lawal, who also is the Special Adviser to Governor on Youths said: “Today is the day that we have decided to glorify God. It could be recalled that last February 11, 2019, we faced several intimidation, attacks oppression during the campaign of governor Abiodun.
The hallmark of it was when President Muhammadu Buhari and others were stoned at MKO Abiola stadium, Abeokuta by thugs. If you google the news, what you generate did not beautify the state. To God be the glory, we are here today in victory.
“Today, we are celebrating where they thought we will not be able to reach, but God put us there. That is the reason for celebration.”
Lawal therefore, advised the youths to be tolerant and not subject themselves to be political thugs, stressing the need for peaceful coexistence.
Other discussants at the event include; Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Kunle Oluomo, Public Analyst, Asiwaju Dapo Oke, members of the Ogun State House of Assembly among others.