One of the leading gubernatorial aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, Chief Sharafadeen Abiodun Alli at the weekend met with scores of loyalists comprising members of the academia, captains of industries; the media and select group of politicians across five geopolitical zones of the state.
Alli, during the parley expressed his intention to kick start the process for official declaration of his gubernatorial ambition as soon as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lifts ban on the campaign ahead of the 2019 election.
The former Secretary to the State Government said even though he has traversed the state and was aware of the needs of every community, towns, cities and citizens generally, “it still behoves on me to seek your support to fine tune what we have on ground with a view of ensuring periodic review of what we want to achieve for the citizens to be in tandem with the day to day aspirations of our people.
“For me, having served one of the best Governors in this state, Senator Rashidi Ladoja as SSG and later Chief of Staff and my prior knowledge of grassroot administration in Ibadan North and recently, Chairman, Odu’a Investment Company Limited, I understand how best to confront frontally issues that are germane to industrialization of our dear state in making life more abundance for our people, yet I feel obliged that your contributions are needed to make this state works better for the good of all.
“I wish to sincerely appeal to you, especially the teeming economists here to bring to bear your academic prowess as we jointly agree to salvage the state from its current economic doldrums as our people are wallowing in poverty, want and deprivation. With tenacity of purpose and fear of God we can make this state work better and lift our people out of servitude,” Alli added.
He thereafter named a former State Publicity Secretary of the Alliance for Democracy and Labour Party respectively, Hon. Taiwo Ibrahim who had for one time being a member of the State House of Assembly as the Director of Media and Publicity.
The highlight of the parley was the launch of Sharafadeen Alli’s Campaign slogan “BSA: Ire Wolu, Ire De”.