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2019: PDP will win Osun Central seat, says OlaOluwa

Niyi Akande, Osogbo.

Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Osun Central Senatorial District in the forthcoming 2019 general election, Alhaji Ayobami Ganiyu OlaOluwa has expressed confidence in his party reclaiming the seat it lost to the ruling party almost 8 years ago.

The former Olorunda local government chairman said regardless who All Progressives Congress (APC) fields against PDP, the ruling party will still lose the poll slated for next year February.

Olaoluwa, popularly known as 'Asejere' in political circle, in a chat with newsmen in Osogbo, said his confidence is based on his performance while in office as chairman.

He said several years after exiting office, many people still refer to his many life changing initiatives, which he said could not be matched by those that came after him in office.

He restated readiness to change the face of governance by providing responsible representation for the people of the Central Senatorial District in the Senate, if elected.

OlaOluwa said: "No candidate can be a threat to me. This is not my first time of contesting. I once contested the post of local government chairman and I won. I contested for the post of PDP chairman in this state, and by the grace of God, I also won.

"Going into this poll is not a big deal. I will win.
I am the candidate to beat. My people love me, they have tested me in some capacities before and I did not let them down. My legacies are all over Olorunda local government. 

"If elected Senator, youth in my area would be given utmost priority.  I will support those in schools, empower the graduates, women shall be given helping hands to make life better for them.

"Traditional rulers in my area shall be accorded maximum respect. We will give their palaces facelifts, while farmers shall be supported to improve their harvest."

Asked if the emergence of another Osogbo indigene, Dr. Ajibola Basiru, as APC candidate for the same position Oluoluwa is contesting for had not put paid to his ambition, he simply responded: "I don't know who will be contesting against me from APC yet. Even if it Mr. Ajibola Basiru, I will win without stress.

He continued: "Ajibola Basiru knows me very well. He knows how popular I am in Osogbo. I am loved by both Muslims and Christians, they will vote for me massively. 

"I have my roots in Osogbo; my parents, my in-laws and my relatives are mostly from this (Osogbo) town. By the time we start campaigning, you will all see God's wonders in the life of Olaoluwa Asejere".

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