Senator Abdulfatai Buhari, Senator representing Oyo North Senatorial District has won the return ticket into the upper chamber of the National Assembly unopposed.
3,599 out of 3,997 delegates for the primary election affirmed his nomination at the party senatorial primary held in Iseyin on Tuesday
The event which was conducted by representatives of the National body of the party including, by Barrister Ejiro Etaghene, Dr Hassim Adda and Sarah Egye Amiyawa was also supervised by security agencies and members of staff of Independent Electoral commission INEC.
The affirmation which was started around 10pm lasted few hours with all the delegates making voice affirmation and declaring total support for Senator Buhari’s return to the senate.
Dr Hassim Adda who conducted the exercise laud the delegates for their patience and understanding and urge them not to relent in their effort in ensuring that APC win subsequent elections in the state
He maintained that the party is poised to strenghteen democracy and make life better for the all and sundry in the country through provision of basic amenities, infrastructural development and creating enabling environment for promotion of commerce and industry
In his acceptance speech, Senator Buhari thanks the party leaders and members for trusting him with their vote and supporting their trust with prayers for him to succeed
” In 2014, we did the same exercise here and you supported me, and pray for me to succeed, together we have been able to achieve what we are able to do so far in the area of empowerment, infrastructural development and legislative duties.”
“Today you have demonstrated another level of courage and believe in me to to further represent you at the upper chamber of the National Assembly and i want to assure you that you will not regret it because i wont betray the confidence you reposed in me”
“I will continue to work to enhance the progress of my constituents and constituency in accordance with the party manifesto to promote the integrity and ideology of APC”.
The Senatorial Chairman Alhaji Rasaq Arikewuyo in his remark said ” The choice of Senator Buhari is buoyed by his outstanding performance as a lawmaker, his achievement are unprecedented and monumental and we want him to continue the good work, we are proud of him and as a discipline party that cherish service to humanity and great performances we agreed that he should return to the senate unopposed and that is why you can see the large turn today.
This is the first time such thing is happening in the whole of Oyo state and we consider it a rare privlege because its a kind of honour and reward for Senator Buhari and we want to thank Senator Ajimobi the Executive governor of Oyo state, party leaders and other stakeholders for their support
A chieftain of the party in Oke Ogun chief Ezekiel Olaogun expresses optimism that Senator Buhari’s second term will be far better than the first term, “He is an achiever, and a core progressives he would perform better than and facilitated more development for the constituency this time around ”
Party stalwart at the event , Hon Isaac Ajiboye Omodewu, state commissioner for Land,Housing and Survey, Hon. Dauda Oladimeji, state commissioner for works and transport, Hon Isaac Ishola, commissioner for environment, Senatorial youth and women leader, council chairmen and councilors, party executives in local government and others.