No fewer than seven gubernatorial aspirants on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in Oyo state have collected nomination and expression of interest forms ahead of the 2019 general elections.
This is coming despite the plans of the state governor, Abiola Ajimobi and the ruling APC to have three aspirants as the ordained consensus candidates for the primary election billed to take place later this month.
DAILY POST gathered on Thursday that despite the moves by leaders and some aspirants to have consensus candidates, some of them have gone ahead to pick the forms.
Among the aspirants who had purchased the forms are Dr. Owolabi Babalola; Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, former governor of the state, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala and Mr. Joseph Tegbe.
Others are; Dr. Olusola Ayandele; Mr. Adebayo Adelabu, Chief Adeniyi Akintola.
With this development, the seven governorship aspirants will be contesting the party’s ticket in the proposed indirect primary election in the state.