Adebayo Adelabu today declared his gubernatorial bid officially, saying that there was no crisis in the Oyo chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
This was just as he said that he was coming g to rescue the state from the claws of thugs masquerading as leaders.
The event took place at the former APC state secretariat, Oke-Ado, Ibadan.
According to the former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, the Seyi Makinde administration has failed to lift state and let the people down.
He said APC will take over the administration of the state in 2023.
According to Adelabu, the Makinde administration has failed on security, agriculture, environment, health and employment.
He said: “The mistakes of 2019 would be corrected in 2023. APC will take over from Makinde in 2023.
“I talked about Moniya-Iseyin road, they claimed I said Oke Ogun doesn’t deserve the road. That’s a lie.
“Makinde has failed on security. Many people have been killed since they came into office in 2019. Hooligans have taken over Oyo State, we are being ruled by thugs.
“People following the governor killed policemen during #EndSARS. Which government gives money to thugs?
“The police stations burnt during #EndSARS have not been rehabiliated till date.
“But we’ll correct all that when we take over in 2023.”
Adelabu, who noted that there was no internal wrangling within the state chapter of the party, expressed confidence that he will fly the APC ticket in 2023.
Speaking, the immediate past deputy governor of Oyo State, Chief Moses Adeyemo, said the current administration has not manage the money and resources of the state well.
“Adelabu has worked at First Bank and CBN, he understands and knows everything he needs to know in the management of money and resources. I’m sure he will manage Oyo State well,” Adeyemo said.
He urged the delegates to cast their votes for Adelabu at the party’s governorship primary next week.
In their separate remarks, Senator Ayo Adeseun, High Chief Akinade Fijabi and Chief Sharafadeen Alli, urged party faithful and residents of the state to collect their permanent voter’s cards and vote for APC candidates in the 2023 general elections.
They said the “ineptitude administration of Governor Seyi Makinde” should be sent packing in 2023.