A top gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of Alliance for Democracy (AD) in the forthcoming 2019 governorship election in Oyo State, Engr. Oyedele Hakeem Alao has submitted a letter of intent to contest to the National Chairman of Alliance for Democracy, Chief Joseph Avazi.
Alao who was accompanied by his Head of Policy and Strategy, Lekan Salawu and other members of his campaign team submitted the letter to the National Chairman on Friday, 10th August, 2018 at the party secretariat, Kwali Close, Area 8, Abuja.
In the letter dated 8th August, 2018 and copy of which was made available to the newsmen, the Structural Engineer promised to develop Oyo State in line with the manifesto of the party if won the primary and ultimately victorious in the general election.
While addressing newsmen after the submission of the letter, Engr. Alao commended the party leadership for being steadfast in piloting the affairs of the party and promise not to let the party down.
“I understand how tedious it is to pilot a party like ours in this turbulent time. I commend your leadership for remaining steadfast and absolutely committed to the promotion of progressive ideology. Mr. Chairman sir, I assure you of total victory in Oyo State come 2019.
While responding, the National Chairman of Alliance for Democracy assured the flag bearer of the party leadership cooperation at all time and promised a level playing ground for all aspirants.
“I welcome you dearly to the National Secretariat of our great party. You are at home. I have heard about your contributions in the Oyo State chapter of our party and I am happy meeting you today.
” Let me state clearly that by the virtue of submitting this letter, you are the first and only recognized gubernatorial aspirant in Oyo State until others come forward. What I can assure you is total cooperation from the national leadership and a level playing ground during the party primaries. I urge you to continue your good work” Avazi said.
Engr. Oyedele Hakeem Alao had on 28th February, 2018 declared to contest the 2019 gubernatorial election on the platform of Alliance for Democracy, the party he described as the most credible alternative.