2019: Ex-Oyo Head of Service Declares Governorship Ambition

As 2019 general elections gathers momentum, a former Head of Service of Oyo state, Mr Soji Eniade has declared his intension to contest in the next year Governorship election.

Mr Eniade who is the Son of the APC chieftain in Ibadan North East Local Government, Chief Ayo Eniade officially joined other political aspirants in the All Progressives Congress (APC) jostling to succeed the incumbent Governor of the state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

The former Oyo Head of Service was accompanied to the Oke Ado APC state Secretariat by Chairman of Ibadan North East LCDA, Prince Gbade Lana, former member of Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Nafiu Baale and members of ENICAF political group.

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Receiving the guber hopeful, Eniade at his office,the state Chairman of APC, Chief Akin Oke said the door is opened for prominent members of the party to show their interest to contest in 2019 general elections.

He described him as a true member of progressive fold who understand the political ideology of APC.

Chief Oke also wished him success in his political journey, just as he urged him to declare at the zone, ward and local government levels.

Earlier in his address, Mr Soji Eniade said after garnering wholesome experience in governance during his 35 years of public service, he is determined to join the league of the best and brilliant minds who are bold enough to step out, come together and partake in the drive to keep the state on a forward track.

In his words, “Unarguably, considering the substantial level of socio- economic progress we’ve experienced in our state in the past 7 to 8 years under the able leadership of Governor Abiola Ajimobi,every well- meaning citizen of Oyo stare will agree with me that,there’s no other direction we are destined to go other than forward.

“This is why the major thrust and driving purpose behind my gubernatorial ambition is to ensure that our state keeps moving forward.

“While identified policy formulation remains one of the most critical aspects of governance, Policy consistency is the major bedrock and lifeline for sustainable advancement that allows for uninterrupted human capital development, socioeconomic development and infrastructural growth.

“As a strong believer in the idea of collective participation, my ambition is to lead a government of dignified inclusion of all stakeholders that is the young, old, the government and the governed” he added.

Eniade, who is currently the executive Assistant to Governor Abiola Ajimobi on Administration, therefore seek the utmost support of APC members in his ambition to run for the office of the Governor of Oyo state and party’s candidate in the forthcoming 2019 governorship election.

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