2019: Sep­tu­a­ge­nar­ian wants power ro­ta­tion to Oyo Cen­tral

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Jeremiah Oke, Ibadan

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.

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