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|South West Governors Meet On Regional Integration In Ibadan by Akinlab15(m): 8:01am On Dec 07|
South West Governors meet on Regional Integration Cooperation.
Governors of South West states on Wednesday rose from their meeting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital and promised to present a uniform position on the ongoing constitution amendment.
The governors after their meeting held behind closed doors for about two hours at the Oyo State Government House Agodi, Ibadan noted that the common position was reached in order to have a unified position.
Present at the meeting include the host, Senator Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo), Rauf Aregbesola (Osun); Akinwumi Ambode (Lagos); Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo) and Ayodele Fayose (Ekiti).
The governors after the meeting declared the need to present a common position and speak with one voice as a result of the fact that they have recognised themselves as brothers, hence their different political ideologies should not tear them apart.
They noted that despite their different political parties, they will forge ahead to fight for issues that affect their people at all times.
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti who flanked with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State while addressing journalists at about 5.pm on Wednesday said all of them are brothers hence, they have decided to present a common position on the constitution amendment from the South Western part of the country.
He said “As you can see, all of us are one from Oduduwa, all of us being brothers we are presenting the same position on matters that are of common interest of all of us and we are doing it together.
“You are the one that did not ask the question, but if you are talking about specific issues, one of the issues or the issues that we tried to look at is the issue of constitution, there are many things that we have endorsed, but it is so clear to us that there is move on the issue of amendment of the constitution.
“And as expected, I believe and we know what will be our interest.
“So, we want to send a common position, to our Houses of Assembly and other stakeholders who believe can come along with us on the issues that we have agreed on that we believe that is of our common interest.”
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