Oyo 2019: Lanlehin tests popularity, kicks off roadshow in Ibadan {SEE PHOTOS}

AHEAD of the forthcoming general elections, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Oyo state, on Tuesday participated in a roadshow in Ibadan, the state capital, aimed at canvassing support for his political ambition.

During the roadshow, Senator Lanlehin gave an insight into how he intends to bring smiles to the faces of the citizenry immediately he is sworn in as the Governor of Oyo State.

Addressing newsmen, the Director of Public Communication, New Media and Tertiary Institutions of Senator Olufemi Lanlehin Campaign Organization, Engr Akeem Olatunji, informed that Lanlehin’s integrity, antecedents of his late father whom he said was described by late Chief Obafemi Awolowo as loyal, honest and incorruptible politician coupled with his own performance as former House of Representatives member, former Commissioner and Senator of the federal Republic of Nigeria would form the major plank of the ADC template in delivering good governance with human face to the good people of Oyo State.

While at Idi-Arere area of Ibadan where he saw the extent of carnage perpetrated by gangsters, the ADC guber candidate described this development as one of the several security challenges that Oyo State has been keeping away from the media and the outside world. Condoning with the victims and the general citizens of the state who have been living in fear, Sen Lanlehin, however vowed to ensure adequate and effective security of lives and property once he is elected as the governor of the state.

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Also, he faulted the APC led administration over security levy, just as he challenged the party’s gubernatorial candidate, who doubles as the Chairman, Oyo State Security Fund Raising Committee, Chief Adebayo Adelabu to come out clean on his role in the disbursement of funds in relation to what he tagged, ‘the deplorable security situation’ of the state.

Sen Lanlehin, also assured those who lost their investments in the carnage of his readiness to compensate them as soon as he takes over reign of governance. In a related development, he promised to put Oje market on the world map thereby making it attractive for international business communities to patronize the the market.

Speaking further, he flayed the Ajimobi led APC government for making an issue out of the location of Gate Spare Part Market, accusing the administration of clandestine plan to allocate the age long market’s land to top members of the ruling party without considering the biting poverty amongst residents of Oyo State and economic crisis it may cause.

Sen Lanlehin, therefore advised the traders to bear their present predicament as he is poised to wipe out their tears once elected.

Good road, toilets, portable water, health facilities and revolving loans for the traders are part of plans he has in stock for the traders within one year of his administration.

According to him, “We don’t have any problem at all in ADC, We are very okay and nothing suggest that anybody leave our party because we are even stronger, bigger, peaceful, purposeful, well organized and more cohesive than it was about two months ago. Everyone is a very important personality (VIP) in ADC of today and that is evident in our rallies either in Iseyin, Ogbomoso, Oyo and Ibadan.

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“No party can boast of arrays of tested and trusted politicians in ADC fold. The likes of Sen Monsurat Sunmonu, Sen Adesoji Akanbi and Barrister Bayo Lawal are some of the very few eggheads Nigeria can be proud of and that’s why we are putting them forward as our candidates because Oyo State deserves the best brains.

“We expect Sen Ajimobi and APC to go to the 33 local government areas in Oyo State and apologize profusely and demonstrate remorsefulness which they have failed to do.

“And they keep going to different places to organise campaign rallies to insult the people who they have impoverished through nonpayment of salaries and gratuities most especially to primary school retirees and other pensioners while the 6 state owned tertiary institutions including LAUTECH are been owed salaries ranging from 10 months to 23 months.

“The ADC campaign is about one issue; the character of persons who have come forward to say he wants to impose a successor. We are going to bring character of Sen Abiola Ajimobi into focus as his godson can’t be better than the worst his government is known for. And for APC guber candidate, we won’t go too far.

“The best way to review who you are is your boss, the person who is recommending you. Bayo Adelabu and APC have failed the integrity test to continue governing Oyo State beyond May 29 2019”, he continued.

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Similarly, the Director General of Senator Lanlein Campaign Organization (SOLANCO), Architect Bashiru Lawal, in his remarks re-echoed the determination of Sen Lanlehin’s administration as from May 29t, to ensure that all abandoned projects are completed and the issue of diversification is given prompt attention so that Oyo State will no longer be relying on federal allocation for her survival, adding that the state economy will be the one that you have contribution from agriculture and from solid minerals, making solid impact in our GDP. Hence the need to vote ADC candidates in all elections.

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