Teslim Folarin, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Oyo State who has been endorsed by Bola Tinubu, has assured the presidential hopeful that the 99 delegates from the state belong to him.
Folarin made the assertions while receiving the presidential aspirant on Thursday at the Ibadan Civic Centre, Ibadan.
Earlier, Folarin, along with the state party executives led by Isaac Omodewu, welcomed Tinubu to Ibadan, Oyo state capital.
Folarin said the state has 99 delegates, assuring that all the delegates would support Mr Tinubu in the June 6 presidential primary of the party.
“Your Excellency, you are not new to us. You have done a lot in building the APC in Nigeria. We have so much respect for you as a leader and we are going to support you,” he said.
The APC candidate said that they have started reconciliation of the aggrieved party members in the state, promising that the party leadership would not relent in ensuring victory at all levels.
Earlier, Mr Omodewu said the state chapter of the party was awaiting Mr Tinubu’s directive, adding that Oyo would comply with his directive.
The state chairman said that Mr Tinubu had done a lot and contributed immensely to the emergence of their late former governors, which some of them were benefitting till date.
He lauded him for his leadership role, which had positioned the party in a good stead, assuring him of their support.
In his remarks, Mr Tinubu said that he was in Ibadan to seek support of the delegates for his presidential bid as well as seek support for the children of three late former governors of the state.
He endorsed the candidature of Adedapo Lam-Adeshina, Olamiju Alao-Akala and Idris Abiola-Ajimobi.
Tinubu said: “Their fathers are my political associates. They have contributed immensely to the development of our party and the state”.
Speaking on the crisis in Oyo APC, Tinubu called on the warring factions in the party to unite toward building a formidable team ahead of the forthcoming general elections.