By Juliet Ebirim
2019 might be few months away, but the political climate is already a beehive of activities as political gladiators plot how to assert influence, power and seek elective office. The Ogun state gubernatorial election is one of the highly anticipated elections come 2019, as it is reputed to be one of the states with the potential to become a strong economic capital in the next few years. Expectedly, the race is a battle between the ruling APC and the opposition PDP.
A member of the House of Representatives representing Remo Federal Constituency, Hon. Ladi Adebutu is a front-runner in the race for the next Governor of Ogun State under the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. Hon. Ladi is on the list of contenders warming up to take Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s job come 2019.
‘Lado’ as he is fondly called by admirers in all the 236 wards and 20 local government areas of Ogun state, has warmed the hearts of majority of Ogun indegenes through his antecedents and reputation for philanthropy. The lawmaker is the founder of Ladi Adebutu Development Organization (LADO), a philanthropic organization for the people of the state.
Charity they say, begins at home, and the lawmaker has proved beyond doubt his commitment to the well-being of his people. Hon. Ladi Adebutu, who is reputed for his humanitarian ventures has done some road construction in Simawa and Sagamu area. He rehabilitated some hospital facilities in Iperu Remo, Sagamu and also built blocks of classrooms in Ode Remo and Sagamu. Through the Ladi Adebutu Democratic Organization, the lawmaker has empowered thousands with skill acquisition programmes and award of take-off grants.