Ondo 2024:I am Not Threatened By Competence Of Other Candidates” – Oyedele

By Oluwole Francis

One of the leading aspirants to be the next governor of Ondo state, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Engr. Ife Oyedele has said he is not threatened by the likes of the incumbent Governor, Lucky Ayedatiwa, Oluwole Oke, Olusola Oke, Jimoh Ibrahim and co also jostling for the same position.

While interacting with Ondo State media practitioner association in Abuja, he said: “ There is a Yoruba song that says, “gbogbo igi lo n be n’igbo, ka to fi iroko joba”, in the animal kingdom, the lion is the leader. Have you ever seen the lion threatened by even the size of the elephant? No I am not threatened by them.”


“He continued: “When you look at achievements, when you look at pedigree, when you look at the experience, where they have worked, you will ask yourself, where are all of these people worked before? What experience do they have? What is their vision? Their vision is to become the governor.”


Engr. Oyedele added: “Though, some of them are experienced, but when you do a comparative analysis, the difference is very clear and enough. So, how can I be threatened by them? How can I be threatened by somebody who has not worked in two, three places that we would have mention or point to? Those who monitored strides in the last eight years, it is not just happenstance that I am awarded Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers; Fellow of the society of Nigerian Electrical Engineer, Fellow of the society of Power Engineering, and Fellow of the Academy of the Engineering.”
For you to be a Fellow of Academy of Engineering, there are criteria; you must have written papers, attain certain level academically. You look at people who are in that genre, and then you will know that it is not tea-party. So I am not threatened by anyone.

Between 2010 and 2014, Oyedele served as a Member of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and as a Member of the Board of Trustees for CPC.
He also chaired the Oyo State Congress Appeals Committee and served as a Member of the CPC-ACN Merger Committee and the APC Constitution Amendment Committee.


Also, from 2014 to 2015, he was a Member of the Campaign Committee for Buhari’s Nomination as APC Presidential Candidate, the Coordinator of the Ondo State Buhari/Osinbajo APC Campaign Organization, and the Ondo State Coordinator of the Buhari/Osinbajo Presidential Campaign Council.
Furthermore, between 2015 to 2019, he served as a Member of the APC Contact and Mobilization Committee of the Presidential Campaign Council and as the Secretary of the Ondo State APC Presidential Campaign Council.

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