- Minister of communications, Adebayo Shittu, is a seasoned politician
- Shittu has been a major stakeholder in Oyo state grassroots politics for many years
- He is now ready to take the plunge and contest for the number one seat in the state
Minister of communications, Adebayo Shittu, has expressed confidence that he will emerge the governor of Oyo state in 2019.
Shittu made the comment while featuring on a radio programme in a popular FM station in Ibadan, the state capital.
Shittu boasted that the incumbent governor, Abiola Ajimobi would hand over the baton of leadership to him when the time is ripe.
He also said other gubernatorial aspirants in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state would join him in winning the election.
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According to Shittu, his political maturity and experience would make other aspirants to work for him to become the next governor of the state.
His words: “I am not afraid of other aspirants. I have the experience, I have been in politics since I was a student and I have been serving the government too.
“So I have what others do not have and I am sure those things will work for me.
“Apart from General Jemibewon, Ajimobi recorded tremendous success in terms of infrastructural development and in other sectors.
“But despite that, I will succeed him and do better to take the state to greater heights.
“I have programmes and plans that will enhance agricultural development, education, health and other sectors in the state and by the grace of God, my administration will change Oyo State for the better.”
Two months ago, the minister accused Governor Ajimobi of ruling Oyo state with impunity by refusing to allow local government elections take place.
He said such action is unconstitutional and must be brought to an end. He made the statement while featuring on a live television programme ‘Bottom Line,’ on Murhi International Television, Lagos.
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