The lawmaker representing Akinyele/Lagelu federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Temitope Olatoye Sugar, has withdrawn from the 2019 governorship race in Oyo State to join Oyo central senatorial district.
This was made known in a post on one of his social media pages. It reads:
On behalf of our principal, Hon. (Dr) Olatoye Temitope Sugar, his Gubernatorial campaign team, the Olatoye Sugar Foundation (home & abroad), we wish to thank all political associates, friends, leaders and members of the public for your unrelenting efforts, sacrifices and supports towards the actualization of Hon. Olatoye Sugar’s Gubernatorial ambition in Oyo State come 2019.
However, there are new developments in the political terrain of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State which therefore necessitate the need for us to shift ground from our much desired enviable level in our political sojourn for a lesser adventure because of our strong belief in a strong, virile, indivisible and unified political party.
Consequently, as a result of several constructive engagements with our party leadership at different levels within and outside Oyo State, we have therefore conceded to vying for the position of a SENATOR in our dear Oyo Central Senatorial District of Oyo State.
At this juncture, it is pertinent to state that, being a party-man to the core, this decision is taken out of esteemed honour for party leadership, supremacy and unalloyed loyalty to our leaders. Hence, the decision should not be misconstrued to have been taken under any form of intimidation, fear or lack of self-assurance. We therefore wish other gubernatorial contenders the very best in their aspirations.
Finally, we encourage our teeming supporters, political family, admirers and friends to be focused on how to synergize and articulate all our strengths and capabilities so as to consolidate on our past achievements throughout the nooks and crannies of Oyo State and to ensure total success for our dear Hon. (Dr) Olatoye Temitope Sugar at the party primaries and general elections so as to emerge as a DISTINGUISHED SENATOR in 2019.
Let us support and vote
Hon. Olatoye Sugar for Senate, Oyo Central Senatorial District.
Many thanks & God bless.
Long Live Oyo State,
Long Live APC family,
Long Live Federal Republic of Nigeria.