APGA adopts veteran journalist as governorship candidate for Osun election

APGA adopts veteran journalist as governorship candidate for Osun election

- Adetokunbo Oluwatoki thanks APGA party members for selecting him as its governorship candidate the September 22 election in Osun

- He says is on a mission to rescue the state from subjugation, economic infringement, delusion and poverty

- Governor-elect Fayemi storms Ado Ekiti in victory procession

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), on Monday, July 16, adopted a veteran journalist, Adetokunbo Oluwatoki, as its governorship candidate for the September 22 election in Osun state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Oluwatoki, the sole aspirant for the party’s governorship ticket, was adopted during the APGA primaries in Osogbo, witnessed by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

In his acceptance speech, Oluwatoki thanked the party members for selecting him, stressing that the decision was an indication that the party has no time for money-bags politics.

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According to him, he is on a mission to rescue the state from subjugation, economic infringement, delusion and poverty.

He said that the party has already designed projects that would transform the state into an industrial one, in addition to programmes on poverty alleviation and youth employment.

The APGA candidate also said the party has plans to subsidise education at some level, offer free health care, and improve the state economy, infrastructure and agriculture, if elected.

Mikeangel Folorunso, the Oyo chairman of APGA, who represented the party’s national chairman, described Oluwatoki as a vibrant individual with the needed charisma to lead the state.

Folorunso reminded people of the state that politics of money sharing would not bring about development or take them out of their economic difficulties, adding it is only by voting sincere and upright candidate as Oluwatoki that can gurantee them a better future.

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He urged the electorate to vote for APGA during the September 22 governorship election, assuring that the party would bring about sustained democracy dividends.governor.

Olatunji Popoola, Osun APGA chairman, said he was happy that the primary was a success and that the party has filed a credible candidate.

Popoola said APGA is the only party that understand the pains of the people of Osun and has a blueprint and working plan to bring prosperity and wealth back to the state.

Meanwhile, the Ekiti state governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Sunday literally locked down parts of Ado Ekiti, in a victory dance procession that lasted for hours.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the former minister of mines and steel development arrived in the state capital at about 3pm from his Isan Ekiti country home, accompanied by several vehicles, volunteered by political associates and friends.

In a statement signed by his media officer, Tunde Rahman, entitled – Ekiti Election: A Victory for the People, Tinubu urged Fayemi to avoid recriminations and run an all-inclusive government.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Fayemi won the election after securing 197,459 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Prof. Kalapo Olusola of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who got 178,121 votes.

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