Days after declaring her interest to run for governorship of Oyo state, Mrs Bolanle Sarumi Aliyu paid a royal courtesy visit to Oyo kingdom and was received by His Royal Majesty Iku Baba Yeye, Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III at the royal palace and was also well received by Ayaba Iku Mama Yeye Alhaja Chief Ramat Adedayo Adeyemi.
Sarumi Aliyu asked HRM Alaafin for his blessings and support towards her 2019 governorship. Responding, the Alaafin prayed and gave his blessings and urged her not to be intimidated and to do right by the people when she becomes the governor of Oyo State.
Also the Iku mama yeye Ayaba Alhaja Chief Ramat Adedayo Adeyemi prayed for Sarumi Aliyu while expressing her joy that a woman for the first time is vying for Oyo State Governorship.
Olori said the time for a change of mindset has come especially for women and taking the back seat in politics has come to an end. Sarumi Aliyu said placing a woman at the highest office in the state should be the utmost priority for all in Oyo.