The election of 39-year-old new French president, Macron has made political commentators and keen observers of political development in Oyo State to begin agitation for younger governorship aspirants from different political parties as 2019 election draws near.
Despite the availability of many young aspirants, some older persons are still contending.
InsideOyo.com takes a look at some of the aspirants who would be over 60 years old before the 2019 polls.
1) Adeniyi Akintola: This Ibadan-born legal titan will be 60 in 2019. The former deputy-speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly and senior advocate was born in 1959. He hails from Omi-Adio in Ido local government. He was educated at the University of Ibadan.
2) Olufemi Lanlehin: Trained at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka as a lawyer, he was a Reps member in Lagos before becoming a senator in Oyo State. He will be 65 this month and 67 in 2019. He hails from Inalende in Ibadan North West local government.
3) Adebayo Shittu: Born in Saki West local government, the lawyer turned politician became a lawmaker at 26, months after leaving the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He was later appointed Information commissioner before becoming minister in 2015. He became 65 on 21st March, 2017. By 2019, he would be 67.
4) Aderemi Olaniyan: The alumnus of University of Nigeria, Nsukka was permanent secretary of the Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency, OYSTROMA. The 65-year-old engineer hails from Igboho, headquarters of Oorelope local government. He will be 67 in 2019
5) Azeez Adeduntan: Born in Oja-Oba area of Ibadan South East local government 63 years ago, the Ife-trained medical doctor just returned from the U.S to man the Oyo State Ministry of Health as commissioner under the incumbent Governor Abiola Ajimobi. He hails from the same compound with late garrison commander of Ibadan politics, Alhaji Lamidi Adedibu. He would be 65 in 2019.
6) Rashidi Ladoja: The Ibadan High Chief and former governor was educated in Belgium as an engineer. His tenure as governor, between 2003 and 2007, was turbulent that many believe that if he had had a crisis-free administration, he would have recorded many laudable achievement. The 72-year old former senator has sought a return to Agodi Government House twice, in 2011 and 2015, without success. Rumours have it that Ladoja, who would be 74 in 2019, has his eyes on the seat.