- Fifty party aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state are jostling for the party's governorship tikcet
- So far only 10 of them have made their interest known to the party
- One of the aspirants said if he becomes the governor, no external farmer will bring in herds into the state without a licence
Ahead of the 2019 elections, 50 governorship aspirants within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state have shown interest in vying for the exalted office, vanguard reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that this was disclosed, on Monday, August 7, by the party’s state chairman, Chief Akin Oke at the party secretariat at Oke-Ado during the declaration of interest by one of the contestants, Prof Soji Adejumo.
The APC party chairman said out of the 50 governorship aspirants, only 10 of them have made their interest known to the party.
Adejumo in his remarks, said if he becomes the governor, no external farmer will bring in herds into the state without a licence approved by the law.
The governorship hopeful said: “the issue of national cattle herding transformation is good, but the framework must be transparent and publicly presented to the citizenry for appraisal and consent.”
“Contrary to this notion, I intend to make Oyo State an economically independent state with an integrated southwest region that will emerge in a restructured state with powers shared equitably and proportionally based on naturally and artificially vested resources”, Adejumo assured.
In a previous report by NAIJ.com, former governor of Oyo state, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, has reportedly perfected plans to quit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the African Democratic Congress (ADC).
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Ladoja who rejoined the party after the July 2017 Supreme Court's judgement which terminated the leadership of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has resolved to join the ADC before the end of the week.
A chieftain of the PDP and former minister was quoted to have said that Ladoja’s decision to defect to ADC was not unconnected with alleged plans to impose Engineer Seyi Makinde as the Oyo state PDP governorship candidate in the 2019 general elections.
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