Idris Abiola-Ajimobi, son of late former governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, has emerged the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Ibadan South West II State Constituency.
The late former governor’s son emerged as the consensus candidate at the party’s primary held on Thursday, in Ibadan.
It was learnt that his opponents at the primary stepped down to pave way for him as the party’s flag bearer in the 2023 general election.
Speaking after he was declared winner of the election, Idris thanked God, his co-aspirants, and supporters for paving the way for him to emerge as a consensus candidate, promising to make the party proud.
He also thanked the leaders and constituents for their unrelenting support for him as well as the party at large.
“I will make the people proud. I will make my constituency proud and give them quality representation. I promise to give my best against all contenders from the opposition parties,” he said.
He extended his hands of fellowship to his co-aspirants who stepped down for him, promising to work with them for the good of the party.
“I appreciate our state political leaders, zonal leaders, leaders at the local governments, all APC excos, members, delegates and good people of Ibadan South West for their steadfastness, love and support.
“I wish all of us victory at the 2023 elections. May God spare our lives and reward our efforts,” he said.
Meanwhile, four out of the APC members in the House of Assembly have won tickets to return to the house.
While four of them contested the House of Assembly primaries, Hon. Seyi Adisa, representing Afijio State Constituency, did not obtain the nomination form.
The four House of Assmbly members who won their respective primaries are Hon. Asimiyu Alarape – Atiba; Mrs Wunmi Oladeji – Ogbomoso North; Bamigboye Abidoye- Oriire;
Isiaka Kazeem – Oyo East/West.
However, an aspirant for Oyo East/West, Mr Soji Ojoawo, insisted that there was no primary at the constituency. He said there was no acceptable delegates list to conduct the election and there was no party representative from the state level to supervise the election.