The ancient town of Oyo was on Monday besieged by thousands of supporters of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who stormed the town for the official flag off of its campaign in Oyo state.
The roads leading to the Oba Adeyemi Arcade, venue of the ceremony, witnessed usual vehicular and pedestrian movements.
Our Correspondent reports that the event was a four in one ceremony as it also featured the official presentation of party’s flag to all it’s candidates, a Zonal rally and the unveiling of the party’s manifesto ahead of the 2023 General elections.
While stating reasons why he wants to serve Oyo State, the APC Governorship candidate, Senator Teslim Folarin claimed that virtually all areas of governance in the state had not experienced meaningful progress in the last 3 and a half years.
Senator Folarin said with his vast experience, he would invest in policies that would drive economic development in Oyo state, if elected.
Senator Folarin vowed to work with other critical stakeholders in the state to deliver 85% of votes for Tinubu-Shettima on February 25, 2023.
Reacting to the recent delisting of about 50 secondary schools for examination malpractice in Oyo state by WAEC, Senator Folarin blamed the present administration for the decline in the education sector.
In his address, the party’s chairman in the state, Mr Isaac Omodewu expressed confidence that the PDP led government in Oyo state would expire by 2023.
Mr Omodewu, on the occasion, also received 2000 decampees from the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP to the APC fold.