Oyo State 2019 APC governorship aspirants, Ayodeji Ismail Karim who is also known as AYO NI O among the political circle has revealed some of his plans for Oyo State if become governor one day.
The Ibadan born politician and business mogul disclosed this to Ibadan Media correspondent while reacting on the state of nation and political happenings in Oyo State during the week.
Karim who hailed from Ibadan North East local government of Oyo State said he is still in the political system and will bounce back to fight for governorship seat in 2023.
According to the founder of AYO NI O movement, “I still have my vision and mission and it has been written that am still going to be a governor one day, I want to stay within the political arena”.
He claimed to have companies in Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo state, Winchester Farms & Winchester Construction among others, with closed to 500 workers (Direct & Indirect) being on his payroll on monthly basis and 80% of them are from Oyo state, he stand a good chance in Oyo politics.
“If you cut my skin now, its Ibadan blood running in my vain, I have the love of that brown roof city in my heart and Nigeria at large, everything you’re seeing in my house is Nigerian made, talking about my TV, Chair, Dining, Rug etc. talk of everything.
“I know where they sell quality Nigeria products, I believe so much in this country, so I buy Nigerian made to grow the Naira, that’s the main reason why I want to serve my good people of Oyo State because of my love for the state.
When asked if he felt cheated by Gov. Abiola Ajimobi who advised that some of the aspirants should step down their governorship ambition and support the present APC governorship flag bearer Adebayo Adelabu, he responded that he didn’t feel cheated at all, saying when you fight a battle and withdrawal from it, you’ve left impact already.
“I don’t feel cheated at all because I have done all what is necessary in the politics at the moment and am glad I did it, we have added value to Oyo State politics and raise the bar of politics in Oyo to a very high level” he noted.
When asked who is he’s choice of candidate to vote for, karim replied, “am not only supporting Buhari, am supporting Adebayo Adelabu too, simply because we belong to the same political party and I believe in the party vision, in other to make any tangible different or any tangible changes, we need to be part of that process. And for that elected position of this coming government, am looking forward to an appointment”, said the founder of Winchester Farms.
He however, assured the electorates that Adebayo Adelabu (Penkelemesi) can deliver if elected.
His words: “am sure he can deliver, looking at the man’s antecedents, his education background and looking at the fact that he reached the peak of his career. I believe he can move Oyo forward. He’s a very competent and hardworking man, I can boldly say this because we are friend, and I know his capability, he’s a man to vote for”.