By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
A political pressure group, Pan Oyo Movement (POM) on Friday insisted that the Senator representing Oyo North Senatorial District, Senator Abdulfatai Buhari is fit to become the next governor of the state come 2023.The group in statement by its acting chairman, Mr. Adewale Abdulsalam, and Secretary, Pastor Michael Abidoye vowed not to relent in its determination at mobilising support for Senator Buhari, to become the Executive Governor of Oyo state on May 29, 2023 .According to the group, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Land Transportation has all what it takes to be the next governor of Oyo State come 2023, especially, ” in view of his enviable record of service, competence and passion for development”.
POM in the statement emphasized that the “positive response which greeted its earlier call on Sen. Buhari to throw his hat into the ring for the 2023 gubernatorial contest was an eloquent testimony to the fact that God was ready to grant the prayers of the good people of the state who desire good governance, responsive leadership and prosperity for the Pacesetter state.”
“The man, Senator Buhari, has emerged the best thing to have happened to democracy in this current dispensation as far as our dear state is concerned. How he manages to combine the role of providing critical infrastructure, empowering people among others with the statutory functions of lawmaking at the apex level remain a mystery to many people even as he is never tired of putting smiles on the faces of his constituents every time”, it said
POM added, ” an attestation to the sterling performance of Sen. Buhari came recently when a reputable independent organisation ranked him among the best three members of the 9th Senate on the basis of Individual Performance Index set for all the 109 serving Senators. Oyo North is the second largest Senatorial district in Nigeria but Sen. Buhari’s impact and presence is felt in all the nooks and crannies of the whole 13 local government areas. Omoluabi, as Sen. Buhari is fondly called, is always there for his constituents to the consternation of others elsewhere who are not so lucky.”
“We have it on good authority that the performing Senator has since begun consultations with stakeholders within his party (APC) with favourable responses as most party faithful rate him the best man for the job. They see him as the pride of Progressives among the federal lawmakers who can replicate and surpass the feat of the like of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Chief Bola Ige, Alh. Lam Adesina and Sen. Abiola Ajimobi if given the chance to govern Oyo State.”
According to the group, ” it is on this note that we are calling on leaders, chieftains and members of Oyo APC to key into the Sen. Buhari’s Project of making Oyo state reclaim her rightful pride of place among the comity of states in the country. We, at POM, are more than ready to champion the cause of mobilizing the electorate since we cannot afford to miss the opportunity of having a competent, experienced and passionate man at the helm of affairs from May 2023 for our dear state to develop holistically.”