On Tuesday July 3rd, Bayo Adelabu the gubernatorial aspirant in Oyo state under the platform of the ruling party, All Progressive Congress, APC, once again took Ibadan, the state capital by storm when he commenced with the Local Government Consultation Tour. He went along with his beloved faithfuls and some independent groups. Ibadan once again went agog with the huge crowd that went behind him as he visited Ibadan North-East Party Secretariat at Oke-Adu and the party meeting venue at Oluyoro Girls Grammar School, Oke-Ofa, Ibadan.
Adelabu on his arrival was welcomed by the party executive members of the council, the party members and the numerous well wishers who rendered panegyrics and showered him with praises throughout the whole visitation.
Chief Bayo Adelabu while addressing the people in the local government, solicited for their immense support and ask them to embrace him, their son, whom they nurtured to become a worthy candidate for the governorship seat. Afterwards, he donated a huge sum of money to the Local Government and individual wards in the council for efficient running and the progress of the party.
It will be recalled that less than two weeks ago he went to the party secretariat in Oke-Ado area of Ibadan to declare his intension to run for governorship shortly after he resigned from the apex bank, CBN. He has since then been the talk of the town and people have shown so much love and support for the young man who is also the grandson of the great Ibadan politician of pre-independence era, Adegoke Adelabu popularly known as Penkelemesi.
Adebayo Adelabu has done so much for the state as a whole in his capacity as the deputy governor of CBN, he has extended his philanthropic gesture to his alma mata, Lagelu Grammar School, he has donated state of the art edifice and educational support finance and facilities to various institutions in the state and beyond including The University of Ibadan, The Polytechnic, Ibadan to mention but a few.
This young man is obviously the choice of the masses, the socialites and the elites in Oyo state. The voice of the people speaks Bayo Adelabu and come 2019 Oyo state will have only one voice in the grandson of Penkelemesi.