IMMEDIATE past Head of Service in Oyo state, Mr Soji Eniade, on Thursday, forayed into politics by registering as a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to Eniade at the event held at Ward 12 in Ibadan North East local government area, his decision to join politics was in heeding calls by residents across the state for him to utilise his intellect and experience for the continued development of the state.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that the destination of Eniade’s political journey which began Thursday is being the next governor of Oyo State.
It would be recalled that Governor Abiola Ajimobi at the 2018 inter-faith prayer session had praised Eniade’s personality, appointing him his Executive Assistant (Administration) and assuring of political mentorship if Eniade ventured into politics.
Ajimobi had lauded Eniade’s high intellect, professional excellence, native intelligence, loyalty and humility.
Speaking after his registration at Methodist E9 school, Ibadan, Eniade assured of abiding by party stipulations in total adding that his venturing into politics was driven by concern for the welfare of the people and commitment to ensuring sustained development of the state.
Following his registration at the ward level, Eniade is to continue with series of consultations with various stakeholders in his ambition prior to declaring officially as being part of the 2019 gubernatorial race in Oyo state.
Eniade who retired as Head of Service on February 7, 2018, after serving the mandatory 35 years in service, obtained degrees from Obafemi Awolowo University and University of Ibadan.