By Emmanuel Adeleke
Idris Abolaji Abiola-Ajimobi, the son of immediate paste governor of Oyo State, late Sen. Abiola Ajimobi, has declared his intention to contest for Ibadan South West State Constituency II seat on the platform of All Progressives Congress(APC) in the 2023 general elections.
Idris made his intention known while addressing party leaders in his constituency in Ibadan, on Tuesday.
He also presented a letter of Interest to contest the seat to the party leaders.
Idris urged the party leaders to support his aspiration, which he said was his childhood dream of serving humanity.
“It has always been my childhood dream to serve humanity and presenting myself to serve the good people of Ibadan South West Constituency II, will avail me of the opportunity to achieve this dream,” he said
The aspirant told the leaders that he was standing in front of them as a son who needed their support and prayers to achieve the dream, adding that he could not do it without them.
“I have come before you as your son, to plead for your support and prayers as I cannot do this alone without you.
“I know that lots of us here know my father and the legacy he left behind (May his soul rest in perfect peace), and my grandfather, Alhaji Ganiu Ajimobi, who served the good people of Ibadan South West Constituency II during the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s regime in the Western region.
“We shouldn’t let these legacies die. I will like to build on their legacies while charting a course of my own to unite our people and bring the dividends of democracy close to them,” Idris said.
In his remarks, the APC chairman in the local government, Mr Sunday Babalola, welcomed Idris into the race, describing it as a good development.