Senator Teslim Folarin Kolawole, lawmaker representing Oyo Central Senatorial District, has officially declared his interest to contest the governorship election in 2023 under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Folarin also donated a bus and N5 million to the state chapter of the party.
He said this while speaking during an event held at the state secretariat of the party on Tuesday.
The former Senate leader said he was determined to rescue Oyo state and hapless people.
His words: “I am determined to rescue Oyo State and her hapless people. I promise to remain accessible and in constant conversation with the people of Oyo state. I strongly belief that it is only through discussions and dialogue with the people that a sense of unity of purpose of a people can spring from and dreams of development can transform into reality.
“My aim is to form a PACT with the good people of Oyo state brokered by invaluable blueprint that is anchored on a RESCUE MISSION. Our government shall be founded on a mission that will prioritize productive agricultural reform, affordable and qualitative education for all school-age children in Oyo State; efficient healthcare delivery for all irrespective of age, gender and status; massive leaning on industrialization that is strongly supported by sprawling agricultural value chain; urban renewal and rural infrastructural development; secured Oyo state where every lawful citizen shall have no reason to fret and stimulating local economy through employment generation that is anchored on entrepreneurship and innovation.”
While giving updates on some of the things he has done as a senator, the gubernatorial aspirant outlined some of his plans for the people of Oyo state.
His words: “With my robust administrative experience, unimpeded courage and strength of conviction, I am poised to invest in policies that will drive economic development, provide a sea of opportunities for the teeming populace, improve healthcare, agriculture, education and infrastructure so that our state can be an investment hub and preferred destination in Nigeria. All these will be clothed in human face by an administration that is people-driven.
“Aside the discharge of my core legislative duties as a lawmaker, I have succeeded in facilitating numerous trainings, empowerment programmes, community development initiatives and midwife establishments of various ICT centers and secondary health institution for the good people of our State. This penetrates divides, religions and persuasions.
“Yet, at every turn, I still see an overwhelming number of people living below their abilities and who need to be helped to live good life. What is more fundamental is that our people beckon on me and I listen.”