No fewer than 27 aspirants will contest the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election in Osun.
Chairman of the party in the state, Gboyega Famodun, who disclosed this in a meeting with the aspirants on Monday in Osogbo, said the aspirants could engage in consultations ahead of the party’s primary for the September 22 governorship poll.
Notable among the 27 aspirants present at the meeting were Lasun Yussuff, Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives; Najeem Salaam, Speaker, Osun House of Assembly and Gboyega Oyetola, Chief of Staff to Governor Rauf Aregbesola.
Others included Moshood Adeoti, Secretary to Osun Government and Peter Babalola, Chairman, Osun Civil Service Commission.
Mr Famodun announced that Expression of Intention to contest attracted a fee of N500, 000, and urged the aspirants not to see the primary as a do-or-die affair.
“I want to appeal to all the aspirants not to conduct themselves in a way that will embarrass the party or make it to be as if we are at war with each other,” he said.
Full list of aspirants:
1. Alao Olabisi – Iwo LG
2. Oyebisi Alamu – Iwo LG
3. Jolayemi Kamoru – Ila LG
4. Dr. Isiaka Owoade – Irewole LG
5. Oluomo Sunday Akere – Boluwaduro LG
6. Sulaimon Lasun Yusuff – Ireepodun LG
7. Elder Tunde Adediji – Aiyedaade LG
8. Adegboyega Oyetola- Boripe LG
9. Mrs. Akanbi Alimot Bolanle
10. Hon. Akintayo Gafar Amere- Iwo L. G
11. Alh. Adeyemo ayodele Fatai – Aiyedaade LG
12. Babatunde Adedotun Taiwo – Isokan LG
l3. Elder Dr. Samuel Ibiyemi – Ife West LG
14. Ayoade A. Lawal – Iwo LG
15. Engr. Dr. Taofeek Olayinka – Iwo LG
16. Mr. Oludayo Oyebanji – Ikire LG
17. Kunle Rasheed Adegoke – Olorunda LG
18. Engr. Chief. Biodun Fajobi
19. Engr. Mumini A. Raifu – Iwo LG
20. Dr. Ismail Abiodun Layonu – Ede North
21. Rt. Hon. Dr. Salam Najeem Folasayo -Ejigbo LG
22. Dr. Ezekiel Oyebola Oyemomi
23. Benedict Olugboyega – Ikire LG
24. Adelere Adeyemi Oriolowo – Iwo LG
25. Dr. Peter. Adebayo Babalola – Ikire LG
26. Alh. Moshood Olalekan Adeoti- Iwo
27. Rep. Adeyinka Ajayi – Boripe LG