The Action Democratic Party (ADP) governorship candidate in Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, on Friday announced Professor Abideen Olaiya as his running mate in the 2019 general elections.
According to a press statement made available to newsmen in lbadan, signed by Barrister A. B Ojo, Otunba Alao Akala arrived at this decision after due consultations with party stalwarts and key stakeholders of the ADP, who nominated the renowned scholar.
The ADP deputy governorship candidate, an indegene of Ibadan of Sanusi clan of Oroye Family Oke- Oluokun, holds Ph.D in Agronomy from the University of Ibadan and lectures in the Federal University of Agriculture, (FUNAM), Abeokuta,
The statement added that Professor Olaiya has made significant contributions in the fields of scholarship and human capital development and is also well known in religious circle as a devout Muslim and a God fearing person, who through this trait made him a Leader in various capacities in the the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria where he served for over a period spanning about 3 decades and held sway as a role model and a source of inspiration to the the teeming members.
Professor Olaiya’s foray into politics dated back to 1995 under the platform of GDM, and was eventually elected as Member of the House of Representative in 1998 to represent lbadan South East and North East. Ever since he joined politics, he has been passionate and actively involved in programs and activities aimed at improving the welfare of the people in his immediate environment and beyond.
A devout Muslim, he is an ardent promoter of justice, fair play,morality and good governance.
He is also a member of numerous academic and socio political organizations and has to his credit several academic publications.