…..as Ilaka meets Oyo Central Ambassadors
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Squad 30, Patriotic Women of Oyo State, Accord party stakeholders in Oyo West local government and Oyo central Ilaka Ambassadors, have thrown their weights behind the Senatorial ambition of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Candidate for Oyo Central senatorial district, Chief Luqman Oyebisi Ilaka.
The event which took place at the Ilaka campaign Office, Idi-ope, Oyo town had a very impressive turnout.
According to Mr. Ogunwoye Samson the coordinator of group 30, who spoke on behalf of others commended the organisers of the first of it’s kind meeting with the senatorial candidate, He praised the steadfastness of Chief Bisi Ilaka, describing him as a loyal party man, despite the challenges he had faced in his Political sorjourn. He said that the man Ilaka is not easily discouraged even in the face of difficulties, with regards to his political aspiration.
He indicated further that the various groups are currently mobilizing eligible potential voters to enrol in the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration exercise and creating political awareness to checkmate voters’ apathy during elections, as their grassroots canvassers remains intact.
He said “Today we converge here in this inaugural meeting with the Oyo Central candidate of the PDP Chief Oyebisi Ilaka to assure him of our support, and throw our weights behind the realisation of his Senatorial ambition”.
He also noted that “We’ve opted to queue behind the Ladilu of Oyo kingdom because he’s our choice, his vision for representing us remain intact, he’s known throughout the nooks and. crannies of Oyo central, with the fact that even, before aspiring for a political position, he sunk over 400 electric Borehole to the senatorial district and beyonds, He has also given grants to public schools, he has picked the WAEC/GCE bill for the unprivileged. he has also helped indigent persons in paying their medical bills with support grants to widows and widowers”.
The groups also added that they’ve reach out across the party, communities, villages and other various Society that are not politicians to register for ongoing voter’s card and come out enmass during the election to vote Chief Bisi Ilaka and all other PDP candidates throughout Oyo State.
Mr. Ogunwoye Samson the coordinator of squad 30, also affirmed on behalf of other group coordinators that Chief Bisi Ilaka has the vision of restoring the eroding glory of Oyo Central Senatorial District, having experience the ongoing administration of Governor Seyi Makinde, who is working tirelessly to transform our beloved State into the ultimate destination for socio-economic investment and we strongly believe the State equally needs better representation, that would complement the efforts of the government. Therefore, we are proud of Chief Bisi Ilaka, the PDP candidate for Oyo Central Senatorial zone to emerge as our senator come 2023.
Equally, the special assistant to the Governor on Students’matters, Hon Victor Olojede and Mr. Azeez Babalola uregd the ambassadors and other groups to be focused, determined and work wholeheartedly for the emergence of Chief Luqman Oyebisi Ilaka as Senator representing Oyo Central. While praying that God almighty will give them the tenacity and the grace to make the work easy.
Chief Luqman Oyebisi Ilaka in his response appreciated the opportunity to speak with groups adding that 2023 election will be different from all elections that had taken place in Nigeria. He lamented that since 1999 Oyo Central has not witnessed first class and proper representation, “We can’t continue to use 1990 ideology in 2023”, He said, He charged the groups and party leadership in Oyo Central not to rest on their oars as there is much work to be done ahead of the coming elections.
He charged the groups to be committed, work rigorously and ensure there’s unity and work extremely hard for every single vote in Oyo Central, emphasizing that there is so much to be done. He however he reiterated his commitment to do all necessary to ensure that he triumphs in the 2023 elections.