Akinwale Omololu Laosun has been declared as the gubernatorial candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in Oyo state, preparatory to next year’s general elections.
Laosun emerged unopposed during the party’s gubernatorial primary, which was held in Ibadan, the state capital.
State chairman of the party, Ogunlana Rotimi, said Laosun had complied with the extant electoral laws in ensuring his emergence as the party’s standard-bearer.
Rotimi said the party, a brainchild of political activist and online media publisher, Omoyele Sowore, was a metamorphosis of the ‘Take Back Nigeria Movement.’
He said the ‘Take it back’ slogan of the party stands for redemption of all commonwealth and values plundered by the criminal political leaders, explaining that if the party’s standard-bearer is elected into power in 2019, the AAC government would bring back smiles to the faces of people in the state.
Laosun, while reacting, said education would be the major focus of the AAC government, assuring that youth empowerment would also be given adequate attention if he is elected into power.
He also promised to focus on small businesses, and making the state the food basket of Nigeria, while tackling the challenges of non-payment of workers’ salaries.