By Samuel Adegoke
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State in the 2019 poll, Chief Bayo Adelabu has expressed happiness that he did not win the election.
Addressing reporters on the occasion of his 50th birthday in Ibadan, the state capital on Thursday, Adelabu said he is now wiser and understands progressives politics much better than before the election. He added that his loss at the poll also gave him the time to concentrate on his private business which he revealed has 600 personnel on the payroll.
Adelabu, who is a former banker and former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said he had every reason to celebrate his golden anniversary because he has already lived longer than his grandfather, Adegoke Adelabu, who died at the age of 43 years, and his father, Aderibigbe Adelabu, who died at the of 33 years.
He said he would be more active in politics, continue to build his business and increase his commitment to serving humanity.
According to him, his richer experience will make him a better governor if God allows him to win 2023.
He also expressed confidence that APC would defeat the incumbent governor Seyi Makinde in 2023, assuring that the crisis within the party was being addressed to have a united party in Oyo State.
In the five-day celebration, Osun State governor, Gboyega Oyetola and his Lagos State counterpart, Babajide Sanwo-Olu will commission new projects in his business during the period.