Sen Folarin Wins Oyo APC Governorship Ticket

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*says  no victor, no vanquished 

By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Local Content, Senator Teslim Folarin on Friday emerged  the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Oyo State for the 2023 general elections.

Senator Folarin polled 954 votes to defeat three other aspirants including the 2019 governorship candidate of the party, Chief Adebayo Adelabu.

Other aspirants defeated by Senator Folarin at the APC governorship primary included Dr AbdulAzzez Adeduntan who scored 2 votes Engineer Hakeem Oyedele Alao, who polled 6 votes and Barrister  Akeem Agbaje who scored 15 votes.

In his acceptance speech, the APC governorship candidate tasked all APC leaders and members to come together as family members to build a formidable and indivisible Oyo APC that is capable of ensuring electoral victories in 2023.

Senator Folarin declared that there ” is no victor, no vanquished in the contest for the 2023 governorship ticket”  of the APC in Oyo state.

” Dear Oyo APC leaders and teeming members, as we head to the 2023 general elections, we need to be more united to restore hope to the good people of Oyo State. Peace and harmony among us have become more imperative than ever to enable our party win at all levels in 2023. The Pacesetter State is in dire need of Rescue in view of the retrogression that it has witnessed in the last three years”, he said 

Senator Folarin added, ” I want to state that there is no victor, no vanquished in the contest for the 2023 governorship ticket of our great party as Chief (Barr.) Niyi Akintola SAN, Chief Adebayo Adelabu OFR, Chief (Dr.) Azeez Adeduntan, Barr. Akeem Agbaje and Engr. Akeem Alao are also eminently qualified to govern our dear state. We are all winners today, and together we shall take back Oyo State from the misruling PDP government in 2023″.

” Only God gives powers. To this end, I enjoin my fellow contenders, their supporters and our teeming members to take ownership of the Oyo 2023 Rescue Mission project, regardless of today’s result. Let’s come together as family members to build a formidable and indivisible Oyo APC that is capable of ensuring electoral victories in 2023.

“With humility, gratitude, a high sense of responsibility and an undiluted resolve to Rescue Oyo State from the maladministration of the PDP-led government, I wholeheartedly accept my nomination as Oyo State Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for 2023 general elections”.

The APC governorship candidate stressed , “my most sincere gratitude to the 1,755 delegates that participated in today’s governorship primary elections. I pledge never to let you down”. 

” With continuous cooperation, understanding and support of all party members, we shall return Oyo APC to winning ways in 2023, for the betterment of the downtrodden masses and advancement of our dear state. My nomination by majority of our party delegates has further reinforced my conviction that God and the good people of Oyo State are indeed behind my 2023 Rescue Mission”.

Senator Folarin said, “only God gives powers. To this end, I enjoin my fellow contenders, their supporters and our teeming members to take ownership of the Oyo 2023 Rescue Mission project, regardless of today’s result. Let’s come together as family members to build a formidable and indivisible Oyo APC that is capable of ensuring electoral victories in 2023”.

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