Could it be that some members of the Federal Executive Council have their hearts and heads focused on 2019?

First it was Mama Taraba and her Public Display of Loyalty for Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar. Now it's Shittu.

The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu has expressed confidence that he would succeed Governor Abiola Ajimobi as governor of Oyo State in 2019.

Shittu made the declaration in Ibadan after a meeting with members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Egbeda Local Government and Ajorosun Local Council Development Area.

The minister, who is a governorship aspirant, said he plans to improve on the good work already started.

According to him, he is the most experienced of all the aspirants, having held several public offices and learnt politics from late Obafemi Awolowo.

“I was a member of the State House of Assembly in 1979 and two-time Commissioner in the State. I have also contested the governorship seat in the state twice before I became a minister.

“These are experiences you cannot buy. Oyo is advanced and sophisticated to be handled by inexperienced administrators,’’ he said.

Shittu dismissed the ongoing re-alignment within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), describing the party as a non-starter at the state and federal level.