Deputy speaker, House of reps, Suleiman Yusuf Lasun

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yusuf Lasun, has declared his intention to contest for the September 22 governorship election in Osun state.

The Deputy Speaker made the declaration at the All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat in Osogbo on Thursday.

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Lasun said there was no sign that he would not perform creditably if given the opportunity to govern the state.

The lawmaker said that he would generate more employment opportunities in the state by leveraging on the Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES) legacy of Governor Rauf Aregbesola.

He said: “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 are waiting for me to rule them because I am the one the cap fits and I will not disappoint them.”

Speaking, the state party chairman, Gboyega Famodun, said there was no doubt that the aspirant has the political exposure and experience to rule the state.

27 aspirants under the platform of the APC have so far expressed their intention to contest the party’s primaries ahead of the gubernatorial election.

The date for the APC primaries is, however, not yet fixed.