By Bode Akinbode, Ibadan
Stalwarts and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo South Senatorial District, have called on the State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi to contest the senatorial seat in the 2019 general elections
Hundreds of the party members who stormed the secretariat of the party at Oke-Ado on Saturday all spoke with one voice calling on him to to heed their call by declaring his intention to contest the senatorial seat in order to represent the senatorial district when his second term tenure expires next year.
While speaking at a rally tagged “The Clarion Call Of Mission” organised for the governor to drive home the call for him to contest the senatorial election at the party’s office, the Secretary of the party in the state, Hon. Mojeed Olaoya said the call became imperative considering the laudable achievemens of the governor in the governance of the state and the wisdom and experience embeded in him which has used to move the state forward
“We still need his knowledge, wisdom and experience because we know that if he represents us at the senate he can fscilitate many things to the state “, he stated .
Other people, who spoken during the rally, included the Speaker of the state’s House of Assembly, Hon. Michael Adeyemo; leader of the party in Ibarapa, Apostle Samson Aderounmu, among several others.
The speaker commended Governor Abiola Ajimobi for his efforts in developing the state, adding that: “there is the need to locate the right person for Oyo South Senatorial election in 2019; someone who can race the race the bar of developments in the senatorial district; someone who will sustain and equally reorder socio-political advancement of the senatorial district with proper hindsight and experience.”
Adeyemo said Ibarapa land has recorded tremendous achievement during the tenure of Governor Ajimobi hence the need for people of the district to support the senatorial ambition of the governor.
According to him, with Governor Ajimobi at the senate once again, more meaningful development would be facilitated to the senatorial district.
In the words of the Commissioner for Health in the state, Dr. Azeez Adeduntan, he said: “the clarion call is to satisfy the yearnings of the people of the state. It is imperative to make a clarion call to Governor Abiola Ajimobi to contest the senatorial seat to the upper chamber in 2019, so that the succur, humane posture, economic advancement and infrastructural development of the area.”
Also speaking, a leader of the party in Ibarapaland, Apostle Aderounmu said that people would continue to be grateful for what Ajimobi has done for them in the state.
He explained that, they decided to support Governornn Ajimobi’s ambition to the upper legislative chamber for development of Ibarapaland.
Responding on behalf of Governor Ajimobi, his Executive Assistant on Political Matters, Dr. Morounkola Thomas appreciated the people of the senatorial district for their loyalty, urging them to support the ruling APC in the forthcoming local government elections.
The rally had in attendance stakeholders of APC in all local governments that constitute Oyo south senatorial district.