Kehinde Ogunniyi, an Ibadan-based business magnate, on Monday, 9th May announced his desire to run for governorhip posotoon of Oyo state in the 2023 election under the banner of the Young Progressives Party (YPP).
Ogunniyi who stated this at the state’s Bodija axis attributed his sense of responsibility, love for the people of Oyo State as well as a passion for development and empowerment as the driving motives for coming forward.
Ogunniyi, who will run on the Young Progressives Party platform, was surrounded by party leaders including the party Chairman, Prince Deji Adeyemi, the party’s Public Relations Officer, Abimbolu Ogunbanwo, Aare Dapo Adigun, an ex-official of the party, and the CEO of Copacabana, Aare Ahmed Ajibola, among other high-profile figures in the state.
Ogunniyi boasted of being a youth, spoke more about his ambitions for the state and praised the sacrifices made by previous governments.
He did say, however, that the old guard from the previous administration should be retired because their best no longer matches the realities of a forward-thinking country.
Ogunniyi in his declaration speech noted that he has “a proven record, having managed business and empowered over 200 entrepreneurs in the past 10 years for sustainable growth and development.”
He noted that he can develop Oyo state into a viable state that is bereft of survival on the monthly allowances of the federal government.
According to him, his education plans are geared toward ensuring that no students are denied access to quality education and infrastructure in the state.
He further noted that his administration will leverage on the agricultural potential of the state, to produce enough food and earn foreign exchange to further develop the potential of the state.
He emphasised that, if elected, he will empower over 500,000 youths in the agricultural sector thereby drastically reducing the unemployment rate in the state
Ogunniyi stated again that his administration will prioritize health care by guaranteeing that everyone in the state has access to affordable health insurance.
In his final remarks, Ogunniyi stated that his administration will be committed to moving the people of Oyo state to where they should be, not where they want to be, and that along the way, he will be subjected to public scrutiny to evaluate the fulfillment of his campaign pledges.