Ibadan – Senator Fatai Buhari, the senator representing Oyo North Senatorial District of Oyo State in the National Assembly, at the weekend in Ibadan said it would be unconstitutional for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to zone the 2019 governorship to a particular area in the state.
Senator Buhari, who is also an APC governorship aspirant in Oyo State, made the declaration while featuring in a programme on an Ibadan – based private radio station.
The Chairman of the Senate Committee on ICT and Cybercrime urged Oyo APC leadership to allow the best candidate for the governorship seat to emerge.
Senator Buhari noted that incumbent Governor Abiola Ajimobi has raised the bar of governance in the state to a high level, warning that the state should not be allowed to deteriorate again as a result of bad leadership.
He, however, emphasised his belief in party supremacy, saying that the decision of his political party would always be binding on him.
The former Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters in Oyo State declared that his wealth of political experience and academic feat qualified him for the job of the number citizen of the state.
Governor Ajimobi recently at the second mega empowerment programme of Senator Buhari held in Iseyin, described the Ogbomoso born politician as the best senator Oyo State has ever produced.
Senator Buhari promised that if elected, he would raise the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state significantly within the first 100 days in office without inflicting pains on the citizens.
He highlighted some of the ways to increase the state’s IGR, and also to create job opportunities for unemployed graduates in the state.
Talking on his achievements as the Senator representing Oyo North, Buhari said that in addition to the existing ICT centres in each of the 13 local government areas of the senatorial district, three new mega ICT centres would be commissioned next month in Ogbmoso, Iseyin and Saki.
The senator has paid the registration fees of six hundred SS3 students for the forthcoming Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
Speaking on the reconciliation going on in his party, led by its national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Buhari said the exercise would be successful because of the respected personality of Tinubu.
As the 2019 general elections approach, Buhari urged the electorate to vote for credible and competent candidates that would adequately represent their interests to avoid a repeat of non-performance by some elected representatives.
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