The Obaro of Kabba and Chairman, Okun Area Traditional Council, Oba Solomon Dele Owoniyi on Thursday charged Okun Women to pray earnestly for an Okun man to become the next Governor of Kogi State.
The Okun paramount Ruler was speaking at a Women Roundtable organized by Okun Ladies Association, an Umbrella Body of Okun Women Worldwide.
Represented by Olu Timothy Ige, Oba Okebukun, the Obaro said it is long overdue for a Kogi Westerner to become the number one man at the Lugard House with fervent prayers.
According to him, prayer is an effective tool for receiving anything from God, who is the only one that enthrone one to power.
He described the State Governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello as a man that believes in equity, fairness and justice, urging all Okun sons and daughters to be united.
The Obaro commended the Governor for giving a sense of belonging to women in the governance of the State, saying he has set a remarkable record of engaging women in politics that nobody has done in the past in Kogi and Nigeria.
Earlier, the President of Okun Ladies Association, Chief Josephine Medupin said the body has laid a solid foundation towards achieving the aims and objectives of the Association.
Chief Medupin emphasized the need for the people to come together to salvage the current moral decadence in the society.
She appreciated the Wife of Kogi State Governor, Hajia Rashida Bello for encouraging her husband to appoint women in his administration.
The event featured cultural display, presentation of Awards to some Distinguished Okun personalities including, Gen. J.O.S Oshanupin, Otunba APS Arogundade and Asiwaju Idris Asiru, Commissioner of Finance and Economic Planning among others.
The Vice Chancellor of Federal University Lokoja, Prof. Olayemi Akinwunmi presented a lecture titled “Okun Women and the 2023 General Elections: Time to be Counted.