Ex-House of Representatives member, Abiodun Akinlade, has declared his intention to run for the governorship seat in 2019 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Akinlade who hailed from Yewa – Awori area of the state, urged the Ogun people to support the quest of the Yewa-Awori to produce the next governor of the state in 2019.
He also pledged to revisit the abandoned agro-cargo airport and other viable economic projects located in the Ijebu axis of the state if elected as governor.
“I have come to seek for your support and prayers. The agro-cargo airport, we must do it because it will generate money, create employment and it will also open up Ogun East area.
“I have knocked on your door, please open up and help me to secure the party ticket and become the candidate for 2019 election. I have the experience and the wherewithal to represent your interest very well,” Akinlade said.
The declaration also coincided with the defection of over 200 members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun East Senatorial district to the APC.
The PDP defectors were received by the Ogun East Chairman of the APC, Folorunso Elias, during a meeting of the Zonal executives of the Party in Ijebu – Ode.
Folorunso assured the defectors that they would be accommodated and their interests protected through a level playing field.
He said the APC remains the hope of the masses, adding that Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s achievements had further endeared many people to the party in the state.