Oyo State Commissioner for Commissioner for Lands, Housing & Survey, Mr. Isaac Ajiboye Omodewu, has joined the governorship race to succeed his boss, Governor Abiola Ajimobi.
Omodewu, who hails from Otu, headquarters of Itesiwaju local government area of the state is joining the likes of Professor Adeolu Akande, his kinsman, and communications minister, Barr Adebayo Shittu, who have declared to run on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, from Okeogun.
OYO INSIGHT recalled that there is agitation that the next governor must come from the geo-political zone.
The declaration puts to rest insinuation that Omodewu was jostling for the deputy governorship slot.
Leading his army of loyal political supporters and co-travellers, Omodewu met all the chairmen of the local government areas in the state last night, informing them of his desire to run under the APC in the next general elections.
He reeled out his achievements to the visiting council bosses, highlighting his achievements in the ministry of lands, housing & survey and other landmark projects across the state.
He assured that, if given the ticket of the party, he would “continue to offer quality leadership, make more difference, continue the sailing ship of Governor Abiola Ajimobi, continue to follow due process, and would deliver the gains of democracy to the good people of Oyo State.”
Recall that Omodewu’s decision to declare the intention to run for governorship position is followed by various speculations.
Many stalwarts of the party in his hometown last week endorsed him.
In their reactions, the council helmsmen unanimously appreciatedOmodewu and his team for the timely visit, pledging their unalloyed support for his candidature during the forthcoming party primaries in the state.
Appreciating the recipients, Omodewu who was obviously elated, promised never to renege on his pledges to them if given the opportunity.
On the entourage were prominent politicians in the tate including the Commissioner for Works and Transport, Honourable Olameji Dauda alias Azuzu, Former local government political functionaries, Team Omodewu, among others.