The book How Europe Underdeveloped AFRICA by Walter Rodney (1972) clearly explains the “oppression”, “economic abuse” and “exploitation” of Africa under Colonial rule or colonialism. Rodney also attempts to describe Africa as a material rich Continent with good people who wanted the best for themselves. His assertion that colonialism simply sort to:
1. Use Africa as a dumping ground for excess goods that emanated from industrialisation and
“HOW AFRICAN ELITES HELPED EUROPE TO UNDERDEVELOP AFRICA”.
Like Africa, Ogun State is believed to be “ripe” for annexation alas by our “Western” neighbour through the hijack of the governorship seat come 2019, though in futility! I strongly believe that the Distinguished Sen who claims to come from Yewa is simply a pawn in the unfolding drama. How else do you explain a situation where a member of the “same” ruling party (APC) is encouraged to undermine his own party in Ogun State? I hereby call on all well-meaning Yewa/Awori indigenes and the good people of Ogun State to see this for what it is; Attempt by our neighbouring State to annex our natural wealth – LAND and underdevelop Ogun State. When the story of Yewa agitation for governor is told, the role of our so-called elites will definitely be remembered.
Hon. Adekunle Akinlade (MHR)