The Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, Senator Teslim Kolawole Folarin, has appealed to the people of the state to emulate Prophet Mohammed, whose exemplary life was an embodiment of humility, peace, kindness and tolerance.
Folarin in his message to mark the Eid-Maolud (the birth of Prophet Mohammed) also enjoined the people to be tolerant and embrace peace before, during and after next month’s elections and pray for the right leader who will solve the myriads of problem facing the state.
Since all leaders will be accountable for their actions and inactions in political offices, Folarin counselled that “we should use the occasion of this year’s Eid-Maolud to take stock of the sacred duty providence has placed on our shoulders as politicians and leaders of our people”.
In the statement issued by his Director of Media and Strategy, Mr. Victor Oluwadamilare, the PDP candidate urged women to take more active part in politics and use their numerical strenght to make a diffrence in the political fortune of the state.
He said this on the occassion of the visit to him of Arewa Women Forum, Oyo State Chapter, led by Hajia Binta Sulaiman.
Folarin assured members of the forum that he would do everything humanly possible to assist and rightly position women when he becomes the governor of the state.
Hajia Sulaiman, who led thousands of members of the Forum to pledge their support for Folarin, said, “Having considered all the gubernatorial candidates, we have settled for Folarin to be the next governor of Oyo State”.