By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The immediate past Oyo state Head of Service (HoS) and now a governorship aspirant of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Mr Soji Eniade on Wednesday declared that the state need a result – oriented politician as the next governor come 2019.
Mr Eniade stated this during his visit to the Oyo state APC secretariat at Oke Ado area of Ibadan to officially announce his intention to contest the 2019 election on the platform of the party.
The APC governorship aspirant stressed that for Oyo state to continue to be witnessing unprecedented development, the next governor of the state come 2019 should be someone that is tested, trusted and competent and be ready to consolidate on the achievements of Governor Abiola Ajimobi .
“Fellow pace setters, what we have to do to get to the desired destination is to keep moving forward. Unarguably, considering the substantial level of socioeconomic progress we have experienced in our state in the last seven to eight years under the able leadership of Governor Ajimobi, every well meaning citizen in Oyo state will agree with me that there is no other direction to go than forward.” he said.
According to the APC governorship aspirant, one of the key drivers of socioeconomic development of any society is policy consistency.
Mr Eniade pointed out that there is no doubt that Oyo State has continued to experience substantial level of socioeconomic progress in the part seven years under the leadership of Governor Ajimobi hence the need for the people of the state not allow the wheel of progress to be rolled back by making a wrong choice come 2019.
“This is why the major thrust and driving purpose behind my gubernatorial ambition is to ensure that our state keeps moving forward. As such, I believe strongly that to move our state forward, we have to adopt a SWIFT approach. This coined acronyms will serve as the guiding components to drive our state forward “.
The APC governorship aspirant tagged his campaign mission for the state as” SWIFT ” meaning, connotes: Socioeconomic development; Women and Girl – child empowerment ; Industrialization through infrastructure; Future generation; and Technology and creative industry development
The former Oyo State Head of Service was received into the APC state secretariat by the party executives with the assurance of a fair playing ground to all the individuals showing interest in contesting for the party ticket ahead for the 2019.