By Emmanuel Adeleke
Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has officially announced the Chairman of the State Housing Corporation, Barrister Bayo Lawal, as his running mate for the 2023 governorship election.
Makinde made the announcement on Tuesday during the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders and stakeholders meeting, held at Government House, Agodi, Ibadan.
He said having consulted with leaders, he resolved to nominate Barrister Bayo Lawal from Kisi, in Irepo Local Government Area of the state.
Recall that the current deputy governor of the state, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan, recently resigned his PDP membership and joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Lawal served as Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice in the administration of late Governor Lam Adesina.