A member of your house of Representatives representing Iseyin/ Itesiwaju/Iwajowa/Kajola Federal Constituency, Hon. Shina Abiola Peller, has actually declared that only sports will bring the needed unity and development to Oke Ogun geopolitical zone in Oyo State.
Peller made this disclosure while speaking at a press conference heralding the second edition of Peller Unity Cup on Wednesday at Okeho in Kajola Local Government Area of the state.
The lawmaker, while speaking at the occasion, which had in presence the Onjo of Okeho, Oba Rafiu Osuolale, representative of Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abdulganiy Adekunle Ologunebi, ex-Super Eagle gamers, to name a few, regreted that Oke Ogun as an area in Oyo State is underdeveloped.
He stated that the significant contributing element to the stagnant stage of the area is disunity.
Peller, nevertheless, firmly insisted that the only panacea to bring unity and advancement to the area is sports.
He said that sports, specifically football, will be an opportunity to help bring individuals together as one, and that will at the same time promote peace, youth engagement and development.
The legislator said that there is a requirement for stakeholders in the area to come together to utilize sports to promote peace and unity in the neighborhood.
He said, “Football, being a universal language that everybody understands, assists link individuals together irrespective of tribal, political or spiritual belief. It assists to join individuals.
“Our conversation verged on Oke Ogun as a region in Oyo State, its underdevelopment and what could have been a significant contributing factor to its stagnant stage.
“It was throughout this duration that it occurred to me that disunity was one of the major elements for the underdevelopment.
“Let us make use of this common phenomenon (football) to attain unusual and amazing things that all will be proud of,” he said.