But when the reality of politics dawned on the advocates of power shift to Oke Ogun that none of the major parties would field an Oke Ogun man for governor, the ODCF was forced to return to the drawing board, a development that led it to look at other platforms with Oke Ogun indigenes as candidates.
With the ODCF's decision to soldier on with the agitation for power shift to Oke Ogun, it became clear that the road would be rough and bumpy, as the area has its indigenes scattered across the major parties in the state.
For three days, the ODCF as well as Okunlola and hundreds of Oke Ogun indigenes took the 'message of freedom' to the nooks and crannies of the area, beginning from Iseyin, where a long convoy of indigenes and advocates for power rotation to Oke Ogun traversed the length and breadth of the city, spreading the message of hope and liberation from neglect and oppression.
The Aseyin, who has been a strong supporter of the clamour for an Oke Ogun governor, had showered royal blessings on Okunola and the ODCF. From Iseyin, the campaign train had moved to Ilua in Kajola Local Government, where the ODCF president addressed a jubilant crowd, before the train moved to the palace of the Onilua of Ilua, Oba Samuel Durodola, who showered blessings on Okunlola to break a jinx of many years and liberate his people.
At Okeho, headquarters of Kajola Local Government, the president of ODCF, Abuja chapter, Dr Seidu Bello, while addressing hundreds of supporters, said it was time Oke Ogun stopped playing second fiddle, noting that it was the turn of Oke Ogun to produce the governor of the state.
In his response, the Onjo expressed happiness with the decision by ODCF not to back down, noting that 'it is, indeed, Oke Ogun's turn to produce the governor.' The royal father chronicled how the area had been backward and marginalised in the areas of infrastructure, education and health as well as the economy, challenging Okunlola to rise to the aid of the area if he is elected governor of the state on March 2, 2019.
From Okeho, the campaign train had moved to Ago-Are, Tede, Saki, Igboho, Igbeti and Kisi in Atisbo, Saki West, Oorelope, Olorunsogo and Irepo Local Government Areas, rallying the people of the area to vote one of their own as governor and stand by their resolve not to be deceived again, with a crowd of jubilant royal fathers and residents welcoming the ODCF leaders and the governorship candidate and praying for the success of what has become renowned as the Oke Ogun Project on March 2, 2019.