The governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi led top party bigwigs to the much publicized ‘Mega Empowerment Programme’ organized by Senator Monsurat Sunmonu who represents Oyo Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly on Friday.
The event which held on the playing field of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA, was well attended by other politicians.
In his speech at the occasion, the Governor harped on the need for all members of the ruling All Progressive Congress, (APC) to come out victorious at the local government elections slated for February 11, 2017 in the state.
He also used the opportunity admonish members of the party to maintain a united front at all times.
He opined that the party cannot afford to go to the poll as a divided house, and that he is not ready to get himself involved in rigging of elections for anybody. He added that the outcome of the polls will go a long way in determining the future of the party in the state.
While speaking on the party primary elections, Governor Abiola Ajimobi noted, the leadership of the party is not interested in conducting direct primary, due to the cumbersome processes involved.
He maintained that they will either chose from the two options of consensus or indirect system, whereby certain number of people will be selected to vote for those to become the candidates of the party at the various local governments.
While thanking the governor for taking time off to witness her empowerment programme, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu assured the governor and all APC members present that more empowerment programmes will be organized by her in the year 2017.
Her words “I thank God and I thank my Governor and leader for joining us at this occasion. I also thank other leaders of APC here present. This modest gesture of empowering our people is a continuous process. I assure all that more will still come.
“It always gives me pleasure to put smiles on the faces of our people. That is my nature. I have made a covenant with God that this is what I will continue to do. I belong to the people and I am happy whenever they are happy.”
At the end of the day, empowerment items like sewing machines, deep freezers, motorcycles, grinding machines, hair dryers and others were given out many people.