Former Central bank deputy governor, Bayo Adelabu said he is more qualified to succeed Governor Abiola Ajimobi in Oyo state.
He said he has been nursing the ambition to serve the people of Oyo since 1992.
The Agbaakin Parakoyi of Ibadanland stated this on Tuesday in a weekly News and Current Affairs programme anchored by Yemi Sonde On SPLASH 105.5FM Ibadan, the Oyo state capital monitored by insideoyo.com.
Adelabu who recently resigned as CBN chief said he is from a reputable family with solid personal achievements, good character and a patriotic spirit.
“I am into real estate and hospitality. The value of hospitality cannot be over-emphasized. I believe Ibadan is centrally located to take advantage of the surge in Lagos population.
“Before a political structure can be handed over to you, people want to be sure that you have a reputable family background, solid personal achievements, good character and a patriotic spirit. I have all of these.”
He said he has a working and cordial relationship with Governor Abiola Ajimobi as the son of the soil in the CBN.
“He made me the Chairman of Oyo State Security Trust Fund and we have achieved so much.”
On what he has done for his society, he said he has been funding the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) scholarship for many years to the tune of N500,000.
“I have also facilitated the building of the Technical University, Bishop Phillips Academy, UI PG School of Finance and Banking, EDC and facilities in Lagelu Grammar School, Diagnostic Centre in UCH and an ICT centre in Poly Ibadan”
“I have facilitated the employment of the highest number of employees in CBN in the history of Oyo State. I am mindful of my retirement days and the fact that I also have children who will request help from strangers in the future.”