Prince Oloyede Ibrahim Asawale Asanike, son of former Olubadan of Ibadan land, HIM, Oba Yesufu Oloyede Asanike has emerged the Young Democratic Party, YDP candidate for Oyo South Senatorial District.
Asanike, in the party primary conducted by the Comrade Tanigbola Ola-Sunkanmi “Courage”-led electoral panel which was held at the party Secretariat at Odo Ona Apata, Ibadan at the weekend, scored 840 votes to emerged unopposed while 12 votes were void. Earlier, other contestants in the race have unanimously step down for him in the interest of the party.
With his emergence, Prince Asanike will be slugging it out with the incumbent Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, who also just won his party ticket and others in the 2019 general election for Oyo South senate seat in upper legislative chamber.
The senatorial district comprises of nine local government areas to include Ibarapa North, Ibarapa East, Ibarapa Central, Ido, Ibadan North, Ibadan South East, Ibadan South West, Ibadan North East and Ibadan North West respectively.
Speaking shortly after his emergence, Omooba Asanike as fondly called by his admirers and associate thanked the leadership of the party and members for believing in him and the younger generation, adding that giving the younger generation the opportunity to partake in governance will no doubt bring fresh ideas into the polity.