The aspiration of Engr. Aderemi Olaniyan to become governor of Oyo State in 2019 received a major boost as youths under the aegis of Equity Movement from the 10 Oke-ogun local government have thrown their weight behind him.
According to the group, in a statement signed by its publicity secretary and made available to www.oyoinsight.com, Olaniyan, having rose from the lowest to the peak of his career as a civil servant, has all it takes to continue from wherever incumbent Governor Abiola Ajimobi would stop.
Olaniyan, an indigene of Igboho, headquarters of Oorelope local government area of Oyo State is a member of the breakaway faction of the Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
In the statement, signed by Billiaminu Kola, the group noted that it is the turn of the zone to produce Oyo next governor.
According to them, there is no going back on this. We have started mobilizing for his aspiration. Out of the aspirants from our region, he is the only one that has the capabilities to turn things around if given the chance to rule. We are not saying the others from here are not competent. Engr. Olaniyan, in our own opinion, stands the best chance, especially with his network across the state.
“We believe that God has answered our prayer the day Governor Abiola Ajimobi said it in Okeho. The governor knew what we did for him in 2015 and he openly said he wanted our son to succeed him. We have more capable hands to do the job. But given his experience in civil service and community development, we believe Engr. Aderemi Raufu Olaniyan is the best,” the statement concluded.