The Ogun West Elders Forum have chosen Adekunle Akinlade of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as their preferred governorship candidate in the 2019 Gubernatorial elections.
Mohammed Olagbayi made the announcement on behalf of the forum after a closed-door meeting which lasted for hours at the residence of the late Poju Adeyemi in the state.
The selection of Akinlade as the successor of the Incumbent governor took place in the presence of party executives, elders, and other aspirants in the zone.
Speaking after the announcement, an aspirant and the Speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly, Suraj Adekunmbi, commended the leadership of the senatorial district for doing a good job at reaching a consensus.
He as well congratulated Akinlade, assuring him of his victory and support of all, stressing that he can rely on their unflinching backing.
Speaking on the choice of selection, one of the aspirants, Kola Bajomo, explained, “So that we would not be working against ourselves as Ogun West, we the aspirants came together, and we unanimously chose and agreed on the choice of Honourable Akinlade.”
In his response, Akindele thanked the party leaders and other aspirants, saying it was a project and vision for all.
He also assured them and other members of the party of an all-inclusive relationship.