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Saturday, 11 August 2018

2019: Oyo SSG, Olalekan Alli joins gubernatorial race


Secretary to the Oyo State Government, SSG, Alhaji Ismael Olalekan Alli, has declared his intention to contest the gubernatorial election in the state in 2019 under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Alli, in his letter of intention addressed to leaders of the party on Friday evening in Ibadan, said he is throwing his hat into the ring after “due and diligent consultations” with party leaders, elders, his principal, Governor Abiola Ajimobi, other stakeholders and his immediate family.

The 61 year-old native of Ibadan said his years of service coupled with his experience in the Ajimobi-led administration had prepared him well enough to build on the achievements of the incumbent governor.

Alli in his letter said, “For half a decade, I have served, together with you, under the astute and architect-builder of modern Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi. Within this period, we have jointly gained tremendous knowledge about critical governance issues and become highly schooled in service-delivery to the citizenry. We have also actualised plans and projects to promote the socio-economic status of our state and our people.

“It is therefore with this sense of responsibility that I humbly convey my aspiration and offer my candidacy for the service of our state as its next governor. This shall be at the expiration of the unprecedented and highly impactful two-term tenure of our distinguished and acclaimed leader.

“Taking off from the foundation load by our mentor, we shall ensure the continuous security, safety, welfare wellbeing and prosperity of the citizenry; as we further the engendering of inclusive growth and development of the state.

“Consequently, I am seeking your support, prayers and partnership to successfully prosecute the project for the benefit of all, God willing.”

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