The Osun State Finance Commissioner, Bola Oyebamiji has joined 29 other aspirants vying for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship ticket.

Elders in Ikire and Apomu in Osun West Senatorial District, who procured the intention form for Oyebamiji said it was the turn of the district to produce the next governor of the state.

Falana Muritala, the Aare of Ikire, who led other elders to the party’s secretariat in Osogbo, the state capital on Thursday described Oyebamiji as a man of integrity.

Muritala said the residents were vigorously rooting for him, with determination to support him to victory.

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He added: “We never informed him before taking this step, just as in 1999, when Chief Bisi Akande never had the intention of contesting but his community pushed for him and gave him the needed support.

“We would only implore the people of Osun to support Oyebamiji. He is the only one who perfectly fits into the shoe that would be left behind by the incumbent governor.

“He is a technocrat and an honest man. For the whole community to have done this for him, it means he is loved by all.”

With the entry of Oyebamiji into the race, 30 aspirants have now expressed their intention to contest the APC’s primary, ahead of the gubernatorial election.

The party has fixed July 7 for its primary.