By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Chairman Senate Committee on ICT and Cybercrimes, Senator Abdulfatai Buhari on Tuesday won the Oyo North Senatorial District return ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) .
At the APC Oyo North Senatorial District affirmative primary election held in Iseyin, Senator Buhari polled 3595 of the 3997 delegates for the election.
The Oyo North Senatorial District primary was conducted by representatives of the APC National Secretariat led by Barrister Ejiro Etaghene, Dr Hassim Adda and Sarah Egye Amiyawa and supervised by officials of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies.
Speaking at the primary election, which started around 10pm and lasted few hours with all the delegates making voice affirmation and declaring total support for Senator Buhari’s return to the senate, Dr Hassim Adda commended the delegates for their patience and understanding.
Dr Adda then tasked the delegates not to relent in their effort in ensuring that APC win subsequent elections in the state, saying, “APC is poise to strenghten democracy and make life better for the all and sundry in the country through provision of basic amenities, infrastructural development and creating enabling environment for promotion of commerce and industry.
Senator Abdulfatai Buhari in his acceptance speech lauded APC leaders and members in Oyo North Senatorial District for trusting him with thier vote and supporting their trust with prayers for him to suceed
” In 2014, we did the same exercise here and you supported me, and pray for me to succeed, together we have been able to achieve what we are able to do so far in the area of empowerment, infrastructural development and legislative duties. Today you have demonstrated another level of courage and believe in me to to further represent you at the upper chamber of the National Assembly and i want to assure you that you will not regret it because i wont betray the confidence you reposed in me” he said.
Senator Buhari added, ” I wil continue to work to ehnance the progress of my constituents and constituency in accordance with the party manifesto to promote the integrity and ideology of APC”.
Oyo North APC Senatorial Chairman Alhaji Radaq Arikewuyo while speaking disclosed that ” the choice of Senator Buhari is buoyed by his outstanding performance as a lawmaker, his achievement are unprecedented and monumental and we want him to continue the good work, we are proud of him and as a discipline party that cherish service to humanity and great performances we agreed that he should return to the senate unopposed and that is why you can see the large turn today.”
“This is the first time such thing is happening in the whole of Oyo state and we consider it a rare priviledge because its a kind of honour and reward for Senator Buhari and we want to thank Senator Ajimobi the Executive governor of Oyo state, party leaders and other stakeholders for their support
A chieftain of the party in Oke Ogun chief Ezekiel Olaogun expresses optimism that Senator Buhari’s secind term will be far better than the first term, “He is an achiever, and a core progressives he would perform better than and facilitatd more devdlopment for the constituency this time around ”