A group that is geared towards the development of Oke Ogun and Oyo state, Tiwantiwa, has urged the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Oyo State to look at the direction of a former chairman of ATISBO local government, Dr. Jacob Ogunmola as the running mate of its governorship candidate, Chief Bayo Adelabu.
The party is billed to choose a Christian from one of the 10 local government areas of Okeogun as Adelabu’s running mate.
InsideOYO.com gathered that Ogunmola is one of the notable politicians and leaders of the party that the party is considering as the running mate of Chief Bayo Adelabu.
The group in a statement signed by Chief Ajekigbe Isiaka and made available to journalists after its meeting in Iseyin, said Ogunmola is one of the indigenes of the zone who have the their love at heart.
As council chairman, Ogunmola, who has a PhD in accounting, tarred over 80 kilometres of Road across the towns and villages in the council area.
He added that “He built 3 blocks of class room in 37 schools across the Council area. He also constructed 2 health centers.
“Apart from these, he has, in the last 12 years, empowered over 6,500 widows with cash gift to start their various businesses throughout Okeogun.
“Not long ago, he gave scholarship to over 400 students of Okeogun region in various tertiary institutions while he has drilled 6 borehole in various places of worship i.e mosque and churches.
“Equipment were bought for artisans to build their capacity i.e tailor, vulcanizer, knitting, welders etc. His foundation has renovated all the major town hall within ATISBO,” he noted.
The group, however, added that “despite leaving office as chairman since 2015, he has remained in APC till date and more importantly within the camp of Governor Abiola Ajimobi.
“What is required of a deputy governor is loyalty and Ogunmola has displayed it, even in troubled time. He doesn’t have record of betrayal and this is one of the reasons why we believe he is the best man for the job. We can vouch for him. This statement should be kept for record purpose.”