Governor Abiola Ajimobi yesterday revealed that the All Progressives Congress, APC, settled for Oloye Adebayo Adelabu as its gubernatorial candidate because of the sterling qualities they saw in him, adding that “This is not to say that other aspirants were not of first class brains like him.”
He made the disclosure in Egbeda, as he led the campaign train for Adelabu, and other candidates of the party in Egbeda/Ona Ara constituency, on Tuesday.
“We are assuring you that he will not only sustain the good work we have laid a solid foundation for, he will consolidate on them for the good of our people. I’m assuring you that he will not allow a recurrence of the brigandage that we stopped in 2011.
“If our choice will not deliver, he will not get there. But, having consulted widely I’m assuring you that he will deliver on the campaign promises of good governance and accelerated development.
“Apart from the roads and physical projects that we have started and completed, Adelabu will finish ongoing projects when he takes over from me by the grace of God and support of all of you.”
The APC State Chairman, Chief Akin Oke, who raised the hands of all the candidates at the occasion, urged the people of the state to vote the party’s candidates during the coming election.
Oke said Oyo State had never had it so good since the days of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, adding that the various people-oriented projects and policies have been introduced since 2011are positively affecting the people of the state.
He said, “We urge our people to continue to believe in our party in Oyo State and Nigeria in general. This is a party that has met the need of the people at an auspicious period in the area of peaceful living and growth in our living standard.
“Ajimobi has done what others could not do. He has achieved immensely in the face of national financial crisis occasioned by drop in the price of oil in the international market.
“This feat will be replicated by the coming governor in the person of Bayo Adelabu. Just keep faith with our party.”