The gubernatorial ambition of Engr Raufu Aderemi Olaniyan has received a boost, with members and leaders of the Africa Democratic Congress in Oke Ogun comprising of 10 local governments overwhelmingly endorsing the aspiration of the former Permanent Secretary of the Oyo state civil service.
Party leaders in Oke Ogun while throwing their weight behind the ambition of Olaniyan appealed to other zones of the state to support Oke Ogun and Raufu Olaniyan to emerge as the guber candidate of the ADC in Oyo state.
Olaniyan who recently concluded a tour of the Oke Ogun region where he had gone to seek the support of the people was met with warm reception in very local government he went, with assurances that the region is solidly behind him.
former caretaker chairman of Irepo local government Hon. Yekini Popoola Speaking on behalf of party members and leaders in Irepo local government at a meeting held in Kishi, remarked that Olaniyan has a very rich antecedents of good deeds, not only towards the people of Oke Ogun but the entire Oyo state, therefore he said the Africa Democratic Congress members and leaders in Irepo local government whole heartedly endorse the guber ambition of the Pioneer General Manager of the Oyo state Road Maintenance Agency.
Similarly, members of the party in Olorunsogo, Kajola, Iwajowa, Iseyin, Saki East, Saki West, Atisbo, Itesiwaju and Oorelope local governments all assured Raufu Olaniyan of their unfailing support towards his governorship ambtion, stressing that s the time for Oke Ogun son to occupy the Agodi government house, and Olaniyan is the man Oke Ogun is presenting for the job. They however appealed for the support of other region of the state.
Olaniyan in his remarks thanked the people for the confidence reposed in him, he noted that Oke Ogun, just like every other region in the state has suffered so much neglect and now is the time to redress this unfortunate trend by ensuring that he emerges the gubernatorial candidate of the Africa Democratic Congress in Oyo state, for a better governance centred around people’s welfare and infrastructural development across Oyo state.
Speaking further Olaniyan said that he being from Oke Ogun, knows where the show pinches, he understands the needs and suffering of the people, making reference to the deplorable conditions of the roads in Oke Ogun, the former Oyo state Road Maintenance Agency boss, observed that with him as governor of the state no major road in the region or anywhere in Oyo state will suffer neglect. He reiterated that if any politician comes to tell them that they know what Oke Ogun needs, or have better plans for them than Olaniyan does, it’s a lie to lure their support.
He said he has mapped out developmental plans that will not only bring prosperity to Oke Ogun but fully annexed the human and agricultural potentials of every zone of the state, Olaniyan noted that from Ibadan to Ibarapa, Oyo to Ogbomoso every region will have a taste of good governance with him at the helm of affairs in Oyo state.
He advised the people against politicians who only come to Oke Ogun only when election is around the corner, but are gone not to be seen again until the next elections year. He noted that never again should the good people of Oke Ogun allow themselves to be used and dumped by selfish and thoughtless politicians who have no good intentions for the people of Oke Ogun.
He urged all party members to ensure that he gets the party ticket, because his success will translate to freedom for not only Oke Ogun, but Oyo state from political slavery and mismanagement of our collective resources.