Secondary school students in Iseyin Local Government Area of Oyo State on Wednesday morning presented the governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party(ADP) and former governor of the state, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, with the award of Best Governorship Candidate 2019 in Oyo State.
The students who trooped out in large numbers to welcome the governorship candidate staged a surprise reception for the him as he passed through the town as part of his campaign tour of Oke Ogun zone of the state.
Alao-Akala who was visibly overwhelmed by the unexpected reception, stepped down from his car to greet the pupils and urged them to focus on their studies as it is the gateway to a better tomorrow.
His words: “I am surprised at what you did for me this morning; I am overwhelmed and I can only thank you for this honour. I pray that God will honour you and you will all be great on this earth and be worthy ambassadors of our great state.
“I want you to be good morally and never forget the child of whom you are. You are the future of this state and we are proud of you. I urge you to be diligent in your academics and shun any act that will truncate your destiny and glorious future.”
Ayanwale Munirat, who presented the award to the ADP candidate on behalf of the students said they decided to give him the award because of the peaceful manner he has conducted his campaign so far, without thuggery and violence.