Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Chief Moses Alake Adeyemo, has declared interest in contesting the 2019 governorship election in the state, stating that he is the best to succeed Governor Abiola Ajimobi.
Adeyemo made his intention known on Tuesday at the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ibadan.
He said he had examined the profiles of other aspirants and realised that he had the best track record and credentials to occupy the number set in the state in 2019.
He said he had garnered enough experience to govern the state, having served in various political offices before becoming the state’s deputy governor six years ago.
The deputy governor hails from Oke Ogun, a zone that has been agitating to be allowed to produce the next state governor
“The governor has performed very well and there is a need to continue his good and quality work”, Adeyemo said. “As a loyal party man, who has been in the progressives fold all my life, from the days of the Action Group, the Social Democratic Party and now, the All Progressives Congress, I have enough experience to succeed the governor”.
The APC chairman in the state, Akin Oke, commended Adeyemo for coming up to declare his intention.
He however said the party would go through the normal process of choosing its candidate at the appropriate time.