Mr. Isiaka has said he has all it takes to secure the seat in 2015.
Former governorship candidate in Ogun State under the platform of Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN), Gboyega Isiaka, has formally announced he was now a members of the Labour Party, and his plan to seek the office again.
Mr. Isiaka was a favorite to win the governorship seat in the 2011 poll as he secured the backing of the state’s former governor, Gbenga Daniel.
PREMIUM TIMES had earlier exclusively reported Mr. Isiaka’s plan to move from PPN to the newly introduced Labour Party (LP) in the state.
He, however, affirmed the report when he made the disclosure during an interview with journalists at his private residence located inside Government Reservation Area (GRA),Ibara in Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital.
Mr. Isiaka was earlier a governorship aspirant with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but denied the party ticket due to power tussle between Mr. Daniel and former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, before he cross-carpeted to PPN to contest the 2011 governorship race.
However, as preparations towards the 2015 is fast approaching, the former governorship candidate told journalists that he has found new love in Labour Party and resolved to contest the race under its banner.
“The race I’m running, I’m putting myself forward to serve, to make Ogun State a better place for coming generation. I have good knowledge of Ogun State. I am qualified to run the race, incumbent factor is not a threat to me,” he said.
The accountant turned politician, who hails from Ogun West Senatorial District which has not produced a governor since the creation of the state thirty-seven years ago, noted that it will be disservice to his zone if he fails to contest.
He boasted that he has all qualities and resources required to contest the election, expressing optimism to secure the party’s ticket and subsequently defeat of the ruling Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).
Mr. Isiaka said he had been following Labour Party for over a year now, and was convinced about the party’s structure and purpose.
He dismissed the threat of incumbency power of Governor Ibikunle Amosun.
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