and Akande are about the last pillars of the Awoniyists in the Kogi Yoruba political set-up.They are the ones that have been looked up to by the emergent politicians sympathetic to the Awoniyi ideology since the patriarch quit the stage in 2002 at a respectable age of 70 years.While Jemibewon
instituted the Okun Forum
Investigation by The Guardian
, however, indicated that Jemibewon
is more favoured to step into Awoniyi's role given his
rich antecedents in the military and politics.Jemibewon is also seen as capable of serving as a bridge between the pro-north and the pro-west among the Okuns since he is well respected in the Southwest, where he was a one-time military governor of the Old Western State and later, Oyo State.
The former Minister of Police Affairs
, a retired Army General and lawyer who co-wrote the constitution of the ruling PDP is said to be down to earth, bold and forthright and has paid his
dues both to his
people and to the country, attributes that have endeared him to many.