Akinlade Joins Ogun guber race

The governorship candidate of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) in the 2019 election in  Ogun State, Adekunle Abdulkabir Akinlade,has formally declared his intention to contest for governor on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) come 2023.

Akinlade, popularly called Triple A, who has since returned to the APC, unveiled his 2023 governorship ambition in Abeokuta, pledging to “reset the state for greater heights”. 

Two other APC governorship aspirants Biyi Otegbeye and Modele Sarafa-Yusuf graced the occasion. 

The former member of the House of Representatives hinged his manifesto on 6 points – security, agriculture, human capital development, strategic Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) modules, healthcare, social justice and urban renewal.

He said, “My dear compatriots, I stand before you today, with all sense of humility and honour to seek your support and prayers as I formally declare my intention to contest the 2023 Ogun State governorship election on the platform of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). Thank you all for believing that this is possible, and for believing in the vision that Ogun State needs a new Sheriff to steer its affairs and destiny now.

“As we prepare to elect the next flag bearer of our party on Thursday the 26th of May 2022, I call on all delegates and party faithful regardless of the faction you belong to, to be mindful of who you cast your vote for, because this singular process, will determine who leads and governs our dear State for the next four years.

“No matter what form or mode of primary the party adopts, the power to decide resides entirely in your hands as well as the destiny of millions of our people, Akinlade stated.

In their respective remarks, former state chairman of the APC, Derin Adebiyi and Senator Iyabo Anisulowo, expressed optimism that Akinlade would emerge the party gubernatorial candidate, urging party faithful, particularly delegates, to cast their votes for him during the party primary on Thursday.

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