By: Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Elders and Members of All Progressives Congress (APC) has promised total support to Hon. Abdul-Kabir Adekunle Akinlade governorship ambition in Ogun State come 2019.
Dr. Gbolade Ishinowo an elder state-man in Ijebu land gave the assurance on Manday during the official consultation visit of APC Governorship aspirants in the state, held at Balogun Street, Ibeba Housing Estate. Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.
Dr. Oshinowo explained that Ijebu and Remo has no other option than to support the good peoples of Ogun West Senatorial District.
Also they all need to supported the good people of Ogun West Senatorial District once Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has declared that its the turn of Yewa/Awori to present the next Governor of the state.
The elder state-man said, “I am not really impressed but I was impressed by you Akinlade, to see a vibrant, intelligent and young person vying for governorship seat.”
He said he has been into partisan politics following Onabanjo, Awolowo and Obasanjo. But its very painful to see what politics has turn to today.
“Although Akinlade has not stated his manifestos yet but while talking about his vision and mission for our dear state bu,t he has confused us.
“In the past Egbado has been supporting Ogun East during Bisi Onabanjo in 1979 era, also in 1990 Ijebu supported Late Senator Afolabi Olabimtan of Yewa land.
“Ijebu does not want the labourer of our past heros to be in vain, I was impressed by you Akinlade and I will supported your guber ambition.”
Also Senator Dipo Ogunjimi commend the courage of Hon Abdul-Kabir Adekunle Akinlade, Chairman House Committee on Climate Change Federal House of Representatives Abuja, to contest for Ogun State Governor.
Ogunjimi said Nigeria has 24 province then, including Ogun State before it was divided into two province. Egba province and Ijebu province before it was change to three senatorial district.
Adding that he was sincerely impressed to hear that our incoming governor was a graduate of Harvard University USA, an alumni of the great institution and with Akinlade spoken capability God almighty will blessed his political aspiration.
According to Hon Abdul-Kabir Adekunle Akinlade “Tripple A’s” members of Federal House of Representative representing Yewa South/Ipokia Federal Constituency in Abuja, He said, “I come to ogun east senatorial district to seek for your support and blessing because I want to vying for the seat governorship come 2019.
“I believe, I am ably qualified for the position. I have worked closely with the governor and I have learnt a lot from him and so I am qualified and I have the capacity to do it. I want to add that I am God-fearing person and trustworthy.
“The present achievement and legacy of Amosun should be handled over to the person who has the capacity, trust and confidence because if we failed to, the legacy may be shattered (God forbid). It is not for me, but it is for the service to our dear state.”
The legislator added that as a financial expert he had identified “more than N1trillion economic potentials” in Ogun which his government would explore for the viability of the state economy.
Akinlade told the party leaders that he would place them at “their rightful positions” if he emerges because “I know where the party belongs and where it should be,” He submitted.