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Out-going Oyo state governor, Ajimobi wins APC senatorial ticket

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

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Out-going Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has emerged as the All Progressives Congress candidate for Oyo South Senatorial District.  Ajimobi, who was a senator between 2003 and 2007 under the platform of the defunct Alliance for Democracy (AD) would now represent the APC in 2019.

In the primary election, which was conducted by the Chief Ademola Seriki-led electoral panel saw the governor beat Dr. Fola Akinosun with 2,659 to 168 votes.

An elated Ajimobi hailed the electoral committee conducting a ‘hitch-free and smooth’ exercise, despite the earlier delay.

In his words:

“I look forward to going back to the Red Chamber to contribute my quota to the national debate and the progress of the nation. I wish to bring to fore my parliamentary experience to grow a Nigeria that the next generation will be proud of.

“The process has just started today (yesterday) with my emergence as the candidate of our great party. The people of Oyo South Senatorial district should expect greater performance from me at the Senate, which will even surpass my unprecedented achievements as governor by the grace of God.

“As you have all witnessed, the election was free, fair and transparent. I was even happy that my younger brother, Dr. Fola Akinosun, could score as high as 168 votes. I think he tried. And you can see that it was transparent and I am happy about it.”

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