By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Alliance for Democracy (AD) governorship candidate in Oyo State, Engineer Hakeem Oyedele Alao has hinted that real progressives will take over power in the Southwest, Nigeria come 2019.
Speaking with newsmen shortly after his emergence as the Oyo AD governorship candidate for the 2019 election, at the party’s primary held at Green Springs Hotel, Ibadan, Engineer Alao said his emergence as the AD governorship candidate in Oyo state was in “fulfilment of the burning desire to revive AD towards the enthronement of a prosperous progressive governance in the Southwest”.
” 20 years ago, our party across the Southwest states elected governorship candidates and subsequently swept all the six states in the 1999 elections. It was a feat many saw as unrealistic until it came as a rude shock. I am happy that we are on the verge of repeating the history and stories of 1999″.he said
Engineer Alao pointed out that since Alliance for Democracy was rigged out of power in Southwest in 2003, the region has been battling with the problem of bad governance particularly going by the situation in Oyo state saying ” our economy is in shambles, education in comatose, healthcare system in outright jeopardy”.
He emphasized that with his election as the AD governorship candidate in Oyo state and having travelled round the 33 local government areas of the state to preach the gospel of redemption, there will be no going back in his determination to move Oyo state forward.
“As you have just taken a bold step of electing me as your candidate for the 2019 election, I am more than ready to combat all these anomalies using my super five agenda of Economic Revitalization, Free and Qualitative Education, Effective and Efficient Health Care Services, Industrialization, Youth Empowerment and Sports Development in line with the manifesto of our great party”.
The Oyo AD governorship candidate revealed that he has travelled round the 33 local government areas of the state to preach the gospel of redemption.