2019: Septuagenarian wants power rotation to Oyo Central
A veteran politician and analyst in Oyo State, Elder Jide Ajao, yesterday insisted that the people of the state need to allow for justice, equity and fair play in choosing the next governor after the incumbent, Governor Abiola Ajimobi, in 2019. The septuagenarian, also an Ibadan man, who had been hitting the airwaves and social media of recent, was of the view that Ibadan should forget occupying the seat again in the next dispensation.
Elder Ajao said both Oyo South and North have had their fair share of Agodi Government house, leaving Oyo Central at the receiving end.
He said it was time for Oyo Central to nominate one of the four leading aspirants jostling for the governorship position from the senatorial district as Ajimobi’s successor.
Ajao, who said this in an exclusive interview with Daily Trust in Ibadan, yesterday, mentioned a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and ex-commissioner for Works, Alhaji Yunus Akintunde, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart, Engr. Femi Babalola, a serving member of the House of Representatives and a former Health Commissioner, Temitope Olatoye Sugar and Dr. Isaac Babalola Owolabi respectively as potential successors for the current governor.