FORMER Deputy Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Adeniyi Akintola SAN has locked up another high profile endorsement ahead of the forthcoming governorship race in the state.
Stakeholders in Ido Local Government have declared absolute support for the legal colossus and an illustrious son of the council, Akintola from ward nine (9), Omi-Adio, who recently joined the contest under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as their candidate.
While receiving him yesterday at the Olomi’s palace, Omi-Adio, Ibadan, the traditional institution under the aegis of Olomi in Council led by its Balogun, Chief Mukaila Olasunmade noted that the endorsement was necessary at this critical period due to Akintola’s antecedents and track record, saying that he has contributed constructively, effectively and positively to the well-being, growth and development of the council and by extension Oyo State.
Speaking further, the Balogun, Chief Olasunmade emphasized that the legal luminary on several occasions had endowed many of the indigenes with free scholarships to further their education, given employment opportunities and financial empowerment, community support, financial support to churches and mosques within the council and beyond, declaring that the council, irrespective of political parties is proud to identify with him and his ambition.
“During the conflict between Oyo and Ogun at Bakatari over boundary issue which led to crises in the area, Akintola , a true ‘golden son’ of the council came to our rescue by reclaiming the boundary after several legal battles”
“Our council can never forsake Akintola, we are proud of him and happy to identify with his ambition”.
“This is the time for us to show appreciation to Akintola for a life full of service and support to his people. The fact that he has accepted to contest the governorship election in 2019, we feel that God Almighty has given us an opportunity to pay him back for all he has done to us by massively supporting his election bid”.
” He ameliorated the plights of the people and put smiles on the faces of the distressed”, he added.
They jointly advised him to hold on to the trademark, while reiterating their unblinking support.
Earlier in his address, Mr Akintola lauded the state governor, Abiola Ajimobi for his superlative performance, just as he promised selfless service to the the people
The ex-lawmaker, however sued for peace within the party calling on groups to resolve conflicting interests. “We need to sheath the sword and embrace peace. We must let our actions and utterances have a common goal”.
The governorship aspirant was accompanied by APC chieftains in the council comprising Alhaji Kamorudeen Ajisafe, Pa Olayiwola Lakundoro, Alhaji Basiru Babalola, Professor Adeniyi Olowofela, the state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology.
Others are Hon. Wahab Oladejo, Caretaker Committee Chairman of Ido Local Government, Barrister Niyi Oyekunle, Caretaker Committee Chairman, Omi -Apata LCDA and a younger brother to Governor Abiola Ajimobi, Mr. Teslim Ajimobi, Caretaker Committee Chairman, Ibadan South East Local Government amongst others.
Akintola, who held a closed door meeting with the APC Elders Council in Ido Local Government, also participated in Sunday’s ward nine (9) meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at Islamic Primary School, Abidogun, Omi-Adio.
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