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Oyo: No intimidation, blackmail can stop my ambition – Afolabi

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One of the chairmanship aspirants on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogo-Oluwa local government area in Oyo state, Chief Olayemi Silas Afolabi, has declared that no amount of intimidation or blackmail will stop his from contesting in the forthcoming local government election in the state.

Afolabi who is the Supervisory Councilor for Mobilization and Inter-governmental Affairs in the local government area made this declaration on Friday.

Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) has concluded plans to conduct the local government election next year.

Afolabi while speaking said that some politicians are intimidating him, in a bid to stop his ambition.

The former aspirant to the State House of Assembly, made these declarations in a statement made available to journalists on Friday.

He declared that no amount of intimidation, blackmail or threat will stop him from contesting in the forthcoming election.

He added that such attempt will not work.

Afolabi noted that he remains in the contest.

He insisted that he will only withdraw if asked to do so by the state governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde.

Afolabi said, “No amount of intimidation, blackmail, mischief will stop my ambition. I was once an aspirant for House of Assembly in Ogo-Oluwa local government, now aspiring for chairmanship seat on the platform of PDP.

“We say no to continuation of government of tyranny in Ogo-Oluwa. I only know of myself, but I will never succumb to threat.

“In education, our governor is trying a lot but if l am on ground we will add value to education. We will make sure our people benefit from the government, if not everybody but we will ensure the majority have their lot in government. It is not about large things but we will ensure we do things that will boost businesses.

“In Ogo-Oluwa now, PDP is almost finished, but we will make sure we resuscitate the party. On infrastructures, our roads are bad but we will bring the attention of the governor to these roads and I am very sure we will do better by the special grace of God and with the backing of the governor”.

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