The Secretary to the state government in Oyo State, Alhaji Olalekan Alli, has declared his ambition to become the next governor of the state in 2019.
Alli made the declaration at the All Progressives Congress (APC) party secretariat in Ibadan, where he submitted his official letter of intent to the party hierarchy today.
He said, “I am proud to note that the APC ideology provides the most proficient platform that is capable of transforming our dear nation.
Together we will continue to see that Nigeria attains the required global recognition and relevance that is befitting of our size and diversity.
This desire cuts across all levels – from national to sub-national administration, even down to the individual.
It is therefore with great pride that I proclaim my conviction in the party as the panacea for national and community development.
“Similarly, it is important to recognise the contributions of great men and women that have directed our noble cause including the leadership of the South-Western Nigeria whose legacies remain golden and indelible.
More currently, it is with great delight and humility that I like to recognise and celebrate our leader, the architect-builder of modern Oyo State, the indisputable visionary and game changer, astute administrator, firm and unrepentant believer in the emancipation of modern Oyo State, the Governor of our State, His Excellency Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the Aare of Ibadan land.
“His Excellency’s passionate implementation of his vision, couched in the restoration, transformation and repositioning agenda, remains the fundamental signposts and pillars of the developmental strides in Oyo State.
The unprecedented two-term tenure of his administration has raised the bar of governance, thereby attracting a huge number of investors. These legacies must be sustained and taken to the next level.
“Having been privileged to be part of the first-rate team of His Excellency, I am offering myself to serve the State as its Governor in 2019.
My interest in the Oyo State governorship project is to further the repositioning of agriculture as the basis of our industrialisation, enhancing the fortune of our education, health, human capital including staff development and welfare, industry, commerce, youth development, engagement and empowerment of women, sports redevelopment, and other strategic potentials across the State.
My humble knowledge and modest participation in the rebuilding effort of the present government, under our leader, have ignited my interest in this continuity for progress scheme, required for the further advancement of Oyo State.”