Two-time governorship candidate in Ogun State, Prince Gboyega Isiaka, has declared that he has not abandoned his ambition to run for the office at next year’s general election.
Isiaka who made the declaration Wednesday while meeting with the members of Imeko-Afon Council of Baales in Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of the state, also debunked story making round that he would instead be running for the Senate.
The two time candidate who also held series of meetings with youths and women in his local government of origin, assured his people that he would not disappoint them having enjoyed their support thus far saying his chances of becoming the next governor of the Gateway state are higher than the last two elections.
He said, “Nothing can be farther from the truth. It is laughable to think that I will abandon my people at a time when the chance of victory is brightest.
“Let me assure you all that I remain resolved on this course and will pursue it till I get to office on May 29th 2019.”
Isiaka noted that as the season of politics had begun with the release of timetable by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), mischief makers will come up with rumours to confuse the people assuring that ultimately truth will prevail.
He urged the people to ignore anything that is contrary to what he believes in and stands for.
Isiaka, who flew the flag of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial flag in 2015, assured the council members that he was determined to make them proud and win the forthcoming governorship election in order to address the myriad of challenges facing the State.
“The desire to address the challenges in our local communities and towns are the very reasons why I am still in the race and by the will of God and the support of all of Ogun State citizens, I will make life more abundant for all as the governor of the state,” he added.
He thanked the traditional chiefs for their unflinching support over the years, saying: “I cannot but express my sincere appreciation for the kind words and support of our Baales. It is always an overwhelming feeling when you get the love and affection of your people.”
Responding on behalf of his colleagues, the Chairman of the Council, who is also the Baale of Alagba, Chief Joseph Iroko, affirmed their support for Isiaka’s ambition to govern the state and appealed to people of the local government to shun money politics as 2019 general elections draw nearer.
“I appeal to our people not to look at what they will gain immediately from other politicians for now. The growth of our community should be paramount to us,” he said.
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