Oyo 2019: Senator Akanbi bids for reelection, shops for new political party

SENATOR Adesoji Akanbi representing Oyo South Senatorial District has indicated he would be running for another term in the Senate, just as he shop for alternative political party to realise his 2019 aspiration.

Barring any last minute changes to the plans, Mega Icon Magazine investigations also revealed that Senator Akanbi has perfected plans to dump the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC in the next few weeks for, either the African Democratic Congress, (ADC), the Accord Party (AP) or the Peoples Democratic Congress, (PDP).

Our checks, however unearthed that the parties, amongst others had earlier set in motion machineries to woo Senator  Akanbi, but his chances of joining the PDP is slim based on his background and political antecedent as a progressive member.

A close source to Senator Akanbi who confided in our reporter stressed that the lawmaker had earlier expressed confidence in his achievements as a senator both in legislative activities and the citing of impacting projects in his constituency.

The source hinted further that the battle for the sole ticket of Oyo South Senatorial district between the incumbent governor, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi and the senator representing the senatorial district, Adesoji Akanbi necessitated the lawmakers’ moves and decision as he seeks re-election to the Senate.

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The governorship tenure of Sen. Ajimobi will terminate in May 2019 and he already has his eyes at the Senate.

Senator Akanbi’s new posters indicating his reelection bid with the absence of party logo adorned every strategic place in the Ibadan metropolis.

This development has now laid to rest speculations that the lawmaker may not contest the 2019 generation elections

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