Ilaje stakeholders step up Campaign for Olusola Oke

Ondo Guber: Oke Is The Best – APC Chieftain

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and former member of Ondo State House of Assembly, Hon. Oyebo Aladetan, has said Chief Olusola Oke is the best among all the contenders for the seat of the state governor.

Oyebo made the statement in Akure at a stakeholders meeting of the Olusola Oke Support Group, Ondo East local government chapter.

He said managing a state like Ondo requires a man who knows the state, its people and potentials.

The lawmaker noted that Oke remains the best choice if the party desires inclusiveness and organisation and if the state desires all round growth.

He said: “I have worked with three governors that have ruled this state. I worked with Dr Olusegun Agagu of blessed memory. I worked with Dr Olusegun Mimiko and Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. I can tell from my experience that of all the gubernatorial aspirants, Chief Olusola Oke, SAN, is still the best.

“As a leader in his local government area, he produced almost all of us that are today political gladiators in Ilaje Local Government Area of the state.

“He has been a great community leader with unequalled impact among his people. He has always been around and with his people across the state.

“If we need a governor that will manage the party, govern the state according to our reality, if we want a leader that is tested, experienced and armed with required sagacity, courage that the office of the governor required, Oke is the best for us.

“We know him, he knows us and what we are capable of doing. We must not make the mistake of falling prey to the bogus promises of the moment.”


The inaugural gathering in support of CHIEF(BARR) OLÚSOLÁ ALEXANDER ÒKÈ, SAN, gubernatorial aspiration took place in Igbokoda, on February 6, 2024.

The event witnessed a significant turnout of enthusiastic individuals who actively participated in the proceedings. Leaders and loyalists of Chief Olusola Oke from various communities and villages within the local government were in attendance.

Commencing with praises and an opening prayer led by one of the leaders at the high table, Hon. Oyebo Noghwa Aladetan (two-term member of Ondo State House of Assembly), provided insights into the events leading to the inaugural meeting.

He also conveyed reports and greetings from Chief Olusola Oke, commending his faithful supporters for their steadfastness during challenging times.

Hon. Aladetan instilled hope in members regarding the upcoming primary election scheduled for April 2024, emphasizing Chief Olusola Oke’s intention to vie for the gubernatorial position in ONDO STATE 2024.

Following this, Hon. Oyebo Aladetan informed the gathering of the necessity for the establishment of a campaign committee for Ilaje Local Government, outlining the available positions. He encouraged the two constituencies(Ilaje 1and Ilaje 2) to nominate suitable individuals for the identified roles. After a thorough screening process by the constituencies, resolutions were reached, and prominent leaders from both constituencies presented their reports.

Consequently, the Ilaje Local Government campaign committee for Chief Olusola Oke 2024 Guber Race was formed, with the following members:

  1. Hon. Folorunso Ofoesuwa(Sulphuric), Ex-MHA represented Ilaje Constituency 2, Coordinator (MAHIN 1)
  2. Mr. Felix (Alabama) Igbamerun, Constituency 1 Secretary (Ugbo 2)
  3. Mr. Patrick Asulewon, Constituency 1 DG (Ugbo 4)
  4. Hon. Deko Loto, Constituency 1, Secretary (Ugbo5)
  5. Mrs Ibimisan Akingboye, Constituency 1 Women leader (Ugbo 6)
  6. Mrs Omolayo Omodun, Constituency 1 (Ugbo 1)
  7. Mrs Oladunni Oyebo Aladetan, Constituency 2, Central Women leader, (Mahin 4)

However, representatives from some wards are yet to be determined for inclusion into the committee. As soon as their nominations are finalized, the details will be communicated promptly.

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