Former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Adebayo Adelabu has declared his intention to contest the 2023 governorship election in Oyo state under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
He made this known at a press conference in Ibadan on Monday 9th May, 2022.
Adebayo Adelabu a.k.a Penkelemes was the APC flag bearer during the 2019 gubernatorial election but lost to the incumbent governor, governor Seyi Makinde of the People Democratic party (PDP) .
According to him, he was the most qualified candidate to transform the state.
He noted that his gubernatorial ambition was to enrich politics with ethics for the service of humanity within the state.
“Today is the first day heralding the process for my declaration to run for the post of governor of Oyo state again. Today is not my official declaration;it is a day for me to engage the pressmen because on the day of my official declaration there might not be time for that.
“Most of you will recollect that I voluntary retired from the CBN to enter the political frame to give Oyo people a First Class governance.
“My past and present is like an open book before you and without being immodest, I have been an excellent performer in everywhere I have served.
“The last three years have provided me with the sober opportunity to review our state after this introspection. I concluded that our state can be better than it is”
He added that current governor Seyi Makinde lacks the understanding of government business.