2019: Sharafadeen Alli Meets Loyalists, Sets Up Media Office, Others
One of the leading Gubernatorial aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party
(PDP) in Oyo State, Chief Sharafadeen Abiodun Alli at the weekend met with
scores of loyalists comprising members of the academia, captains of
industries; the media and select group of politicians across five
geopolitical zones of the state.
Alli, during the parley expressed his intention to kick start the process
for official declaration of his gubernatorial ambition as soon as the
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lifts ban on the campaign
ahead of the 2019 election.
The former Secretary to the State Government said even though he has
traversed the state and was aware of the needs of every community, towns,
cities and citizens generally, “it still behoves on me to seek your support
to fine tune what we have on ground with a view of ensuring periodic review
of what we want to achieve for the citizens to be in tandem with the day to
day aspirations of our people.
“For me, having served one of the best Governors in this state, Senator
Rashidi Ladoja as SSG and later Chief of Staff and my prior knowledge of
grassroot administration in Ibadan North and recently, Chairman, Odu’a
Investment Company Limited, I understand how best to confront frontally
issues that are germane to industrialization of our dear state in making
life more abundance for our people, yet I feel obliged that your
contributions are needed to make this state works better for the good of
“I wish to sincerely appeal to you, especially the teeming economists here
to bring to bear your academic prowess as we jointly agree to salvage the
state from its current economic doldrums as our people are wallowing in
poverty, want and deprivation. With tenacity of purpose and fear of God we
can make this state work better and lift our people out of servitude,” Alli
He thereafter named a former State Publicity Secretary of the Alliance for
Democracy and Labour Party respectively, Hon. Taiwo Ibrahim who had for one
time being a member of the State House of Assembly as the Director of Media
The highlight of the parley was the launch of Sharafadeen Alli’s Campaign
slogan “BSA: Ire Wolu, Ire De”.