Popular indigenous singer, 9ice says he wants to be the governor of Oyo state.
The singer whose real name is Abolore Akande contested for the Federal House of Representatives, Ogbomosho North/ Ogbomosho South/Orire Federal Constituency on the platform of his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, but lost out at the primaries.
He revealed this during an interview with Vanguard newspaper, when he was asked what his ultimate ambition in politics is.
My ultimate ambition in politics is to become the governor of Oyo State. However, I’ll still run for the Federal House of Representatives to serve my constituency in the next election. I believe I can serve in that position very well, and I also know that I stand the chance to become the governor of Oyo State. The Street Credibility crooner said.
9ice despite losing out of being a federal lawmaker still has a seat at the political table in his state as he was compensated with an appointment as the Governor’s Special Adviser on
Speaking about his new position, the singer said, “My plans are to spring up so many ideas that I already have at the back of my mind. Initiatives like the Governor’s Cup in terms of Sports, and also by organizing debates.
“The era of debates has died, and I think we need to encourage the brilliant students who have the capacity for that in Oyo State. I intend to present such students to the governor so they can
be supported academically, and if the powers that be support the idea, then I think we’re good to go”