Abayomi Oke popularly called Asiwaju on Friday 16th March 2018 finally declared his intention to run for House of Representatives under the umbrella of the Accord Party at a press conference held at Celebration Hall, Ijoko Rd. Ota, Ogun State. The press conference was well attended by representatives of several media houses.
Accord Party members were lead to press conference by the Assistant State Secretary; Comrade Opakunle Oyetunji, the Senatorial Chairman; Elder Ola Olugbenga, Local Government Chairman; Hon. Oluade Ayotunde and other party faithfuls.
After taking the opening prayer and the National Anthem Asiwaju delved into the declaration of his intentions. In his words
“I am Abayomi Oke but I prefer to be called Asiwaju, on February 5th 2018 we intimated the people of Ado-Odo Ota Federal Constituency of our ambition to represent them in the National Assembly. The message was streamed on all our social media platforms, the feedback we got was people asking the platform on which we intend to run to which we responded that ‘getting to know the candidate is our primary aim at the moment’.
On Tuesday 13th 2018 the Asiwaju campaign team led by the aspirant; Asiwaju Abayomi Oke, was at the party secretariat to submit our letter of intent and to intimate the party leadership of our ambition. We were well received, the party leadership and our team discussed at length and we are glad to announce ‘we are in One Accord’. We will be contesting the next House of Representatives election in 2019 on the platform of Accord Party.
We remain resolute and audacious and we have a party that shares our audacity and resolution to save our people. On this note I will like to say God bless Ado-Odo Ota Federal Constituency, God bless Ogun State, God bless Nigeria and God bless our great party ACCORD.”
The aspirant after his declaration fielded questions from various pressmen present to which he favorably provided answers to.
The Accord Party Senatorial Chairman who spoke on behalf of other executives stated his happiness and total support for Asiwaju and enjoined others to join in the party and also support the aspirant. Prayers were said in earnest for the aspirant and an appeal to support him all the way.
With this declaration done the Asiwaju Campaign Team tagged ‘ACT 2019’ stated their readiness to begin serious engagement of the entire people of Ado-Odo/Ota federal constituency.