As we move closer to next year’s general elections, more people are announcing their political ambitions in various capacities.
The latest in line is former Green Eagles captain, ex- international and sports administrator, Chief Patrick Segun Odegbami who has declared his interest to run for the office of Governor of Ogun State in the 2019 General Elections.
He revealed this decision via an email where he disclosed that he would be taking a plunge into the uncharted rivers of Nigerian politics and would chart this river in the boat of the Labour Party (LP).
In the email he further stated that all Ogun state needed was the right kind of leadership and he hoped to make the state a model in progressive governance with focus on the people, their general well being and welfare, as well as unprecedented rapid development.
He further reiterated that his secret weapon and greatest financial resource towards achieving this ambition was the people. He further went on to call on all Nigerians, from all walks of life, young and old, at home or in the Diaspora, of all tribes and tongue, all who want a great country, a healthy people and a vibrant army of youths, to support his cause.
He also congratulated France on their World Cup triumph; Segun Odegbami said the French team looked like “an African team with many Black players from several parts of Africa wearing the colours of their adopted country. It clearly shows that when we put our acts together in the continent of Africa, several of our countries would join the list of prosperous and developed cultures in the world.”
Segun Odegbami is one of Nigeria’s Football greats of the 80’s back when the National Team was known as the Green Eagles and not the Super Eagles.