Some concerned Oyo State indigenes and youth groups have nominated Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Corporate Services, Mr. Bayo Adekola Adelabu as governorship candidate in the state for the 2019 guber race.
These groups according to information reaching Society Gists comprise enlightened indigenes of the state from all walks of life and said the choice of Adelabu, a grandson of First Republic politician, Chief Adegoke Adelabu a.k.a Penkelemesi was based on his humanitarian gestures to the people of the state.
It would be recalled that Adelabu has over the years invested in human capital in the state, so also has he made some significant investment in the development of entertainment and hospitality in the state capital, Ibadan.
When he completed one of the best hotels the city can be proud of, Bayse-One Hotel, some people wondered what his intention was but it was made known when he eventually completed another multi-million naira complex, Bayse-One Checkmate Plaza in the same axis and people associate his generosity to his intention to contest the governorship election in the state come 2019.
Our reliable source justified Adelabu’s choice, citing different strategic social interventions, which he said, the Bayo Adelabu Foundation had facilitated for indigenes of the state since it was established few years back.
The source disclosed “Adelabu has been providing potable water project across the nooks and crannies of the state though without political ambition. This is not incidental but a trait, as he took after his grandfather, who was an incorruptible and selfless philanthropist during his lifetime.”