Jéka dási and Itewasiju Oyo South were the hit tunes in the mouth of party faithful in Ibadan South East Local Government as they trooped out in large numbers to receive All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial hopeful for Oyo South, Mr. Kolapo Kola-Daisi, during the kick-off of his local government tour.
The teeming supporters, who took turns to laud Kola-Daisi’s “omoluabi” persona and inclusive approach to politics, declared total support for his candidacy, adding that he is their best choice to bring progressive representation and dividends back to Oyo South Senatorial District.
Speaking on behalf of the members, a former women leader in the local government, Mrs. Adewunmi, who highlighted Kola-Daisi’s heritage and family name, said the name is defined by years of positive impact on people’s lives in the local government and across Ibadan,noting that it is one of the reasons his candidacy was embraced by all.
Speaking in Yoruba, Adewunmi said: “Adupe lowo Olorun, a de tun dupe lowo iran yin. Idile yin ti se ore pupo fun wa ni Ibadan South East ati kaa ki ri Ibadan lapaapo. Riri ti e ri wa ni bi loni lati gbaruku ti yin, a n fi ore san ore ni o! Olorun a de fun wa se!”, she stated.
Responding, the young banking and finance executive, Kola-Daisi, expressed gratitude to them for their unflinching support since he joined the race and promised not to let them down in any way.
“The promise of real progress and benefit for our lives will be achieved. That is one of the primary purposes of going there to represent you and speak for you. We won’t let you down, I can assure you that,” he stated.
In his remarks, thee Director-General, Kolapo Kola-Daisi Campaign Organisation, Hon. Lekan Afuye, praised the supporters for the massive turnout to welcome “their son and candidate, Kolapo Kola-Daisi.”
He expressed confidence in their support to actualise the goal of clinching the party’s Oyo South senatorial ticket at the primaries.
Other leaders present at the event include Mrs. Sanni, Mr. Taiwo Ige and other prominent party members in the local government.