Atiba local government chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC was agog yesterday as Oyo Central senator hopeful, Dr. Yunus Akintunde took his consultative visit to the largest LG in Oyo Federal Constituency.

Dr. Akintunde who was former commissioner for works and transport under the administration of late former governor Abiola Ajimobi, had last week begun tour to inform stakeholders within the party about his intention to represent Oyo central senatorial district come 2023 general elections. At the tour which took him to AFIJIO and Oyo East local government areas, the Oyo-born politician donated N4 million (N2 million each) to assist the party in the two council areas.

But unlike the visit to AFIJIO and Oyo East local government areas, Atiba APC got more than what was planned. The atmosphere was thrown into wild jubilation when Akintunde announced a donation of N2 million to the party.

Impressed with the unprecedented turn out, Akintunde gave the womenfolk within the party an hajj slot while 20 widows went home with N5,000 each.

Received by the tumultuous party faithful and leaders amid pomp and pageantry, the Oyo-born politician said he possessed all that is required to represent the people, assuring that APC stands a good chance in the 2023 elections if he emerged its candidate for Oyo Central senatorial district.

“This is just to inform you of my decision to contest the 2023 senatorial election in Oyo Central. I feel that, over the years, you have been supportive of me in whatever capacity I have found myself and thus, the need to tell you about my motive.

“Though it is not yet time for open campaigns and real politicking, I will soon unveil my comprehensive manifesto which, I believe, would meet the expectations of all and sundry. I am grateful for all your support over the years. I will be moving to other local government areas in the senatorial district from here. I seek your support, encouragement and prayers as we move around,” he added.

According to him, the support is just to assist the party carry out certain tasks.

“We are not in power at the state level. As someone who is conversant with party administration, I know party Excos and members are financially incapacitated. That is why I have brought this little token as a form of support,” he explained.

Party leaders and members in the two council areas showered praises on the politician, advising him not to relent in his efforts to represents the senatorial district.

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