The Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Yusuf Lasun, has declared his intention to vie for Sept. 22 governorship elections in Osun.
Lasun, who made the declaration at the All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat on Thursday in Osogbo, said he was the man for the job.
He said there was no negative sign that he would not perform creditably well if given the opportunity to govern the state.
The Deputy Speaker who noted that he had been one of the loyal party members, said that people of the state were waiting for him to govern the state.
He promised to generate more employment opportunities in the state by leveraging on the Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES) legacy of Gov. Rauf Aregbesola, adding that he would ensure that the OYES scheme was back by legislation in the state.
“I am not fighting to be governor, but rather I want to be the governor because I have the experience and the exposure.
“The people of the state want me and waiting for me to rule them because I am the one the cap fits and I will not disappoint them,’’ Yussuff said.
Welcoming the aspirant to the party secretariat, Mr Gboyega Famodun, the state APC chairman, said there was no doubt that the aspirant have the political exposure and experience to rule the state.
Famodun, while admonishing the aspirant to play his politics with all sense of humility, urged him to heed both the public and private advice he had been given him.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 27 aspirants under the platform of APC had so far expressed their intention to contest the party’s primary ahead of the gubernatorial election.
Also, veteran Nollywood actor, Kanayo O. Kanayo (KOK), has declared intention to contest for the Ahiazu/Ezinihitte Mbaise Federal Constituency seat in the House of Representatives in 2019 general election.
KOK who declared his ambition via his official Instagram account monitored in Abuja, said he would vie for the position under the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).
“History has been made today as I declare my intention to run for the House of Representatives, Ahiazu/Ezinihitte Mbaise Federal Constituency, Imo State, under the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).
“I owe you this information as I enlist your prayers and support.’’ He said