Oyo 2019: Sugar drops guber ambition, opts for Senate

A member of the Federal House of Representatives representing Lagelu/Akinyele federal constituency, Hon Olatoye Temitope Sugar said he decided to seek  election for the Oyo Central Senatorial District in order to advance the welfare and development of his people.

The lawmaker, who had demonstrated strong support for the party, was one of the few potential governorship candidates eyeing the Agodi Government House on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that has maintained rhythmic campaign and consultation.

According to a Public Notice widely circulated on social media platforms on Wednesday by his Campaign Team and made available to Mega Icon Magazine, the Chairman, House Committee on Urban Development and Regional Planning, Olatoye noted that “as a party -man to the core, this decision was taken out of esteemed honour for party leadership, supremacy and unalloyed loyalty to our leaders”.

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The public notice reads, “there are new developments in the political terrain of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State which therefore necessitate the need for us to shift ground from our much desired enviable level in our political sojourn for a lesser adventure because of our strong belief in a strong, virile, indivisible and unified political party.

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“Consequently, as a result of several constructive engagements with our party leadership at different levels within and outside Oyo State, we have therefore conceded to vying for the position of a SENATOR in our dear Oyo Central Senatorial District of Oyo State.

“At this juncture, it is pertinent to state that, being a party-man to the core, this decision is taken out of esteemed honour for party leadership, supremacy and unalloyed loyalty to our leaders. Hence, the decision should not be misconstrued to have been taken under any form of intimidation, fear or lack of self-assurance. We therefore wish other Gubernatorial contenders the very best in their aspirations.

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“Finally, we encourage our teeming supporters, political family, admirers and friends to be focused on how to synergize and articulate all our strengths and capabilities so as to consolidate on our past achievements throughout the nooks and crannies of Oyo State and to ensure total success for our dear Hon. (Dr) Olatoye Temitope Sugar at the party primaries and general elections so as to emerge as a DISTINGUISHED SENATOR in 2019”, its continued.

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