Ekiti 2018: ADC Candidate Seeks Obasanjo’s Intervention In Nomination Crisis

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Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti

A Governorship aspirant on the platform of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Chief Ayodele David Adesua, has called on former President,Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to prevail on the former Osun state Governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola over alleged attempt by him to impose his friend, Ambassador Dare Bejide as the candidate after he (Bejide) lost to Mr. Akinloye Ayegbusi in the primary conducted by the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

Adesua said:“Therefore, His Excellency, Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo may need to prevail on former Governor Oyinlola before it is too late .

He,however vowed not to surrender his mandate to another person.

He was returned unopposed by all 32 accredited delegates in a primary election supervised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday.

Adesua faulted a report in a national daily (not New Nigerian) that the
ADC has withdrawn from participating in the July 14 governorship election saying party members in Ekiti are resolute and ready to partake in the election.

The statement on the purported withdrawal was credited to the ADC
National Chairman, Mr. Ralph Nwosu. But Adesua insisted that “it goes beyond the power of anybody to withdraw from the Ekiti governorship race on behalf of the party candidate without being delegated by the candidate to do so.”

Adesua said: “This ridiculous development gives an insight into how selfish desperation of power of a single individual can wreck the ship of a movement such as Coalition for Nigeria Movement which is recognized locally and internationally as the team that would salvage Nigerians from the currently sining ship of their nationhood.

“Though we are having a good grasp of why such comedy show is being relayed on a public platform after several persuasion by Prince
Olagunsoye Oyinlola to lure the ADC candidate in the Ekiti 2018
governorship election,Chief Ayodele David Adesua,into standing down for his friend, Ambassador Dare Bejide of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

“It is on record that Oyinlola’s friend, Dare Bejide, was one of the
SDP governorship aspirants who lost in the SDP primary election which held on Friday, 11th day of May, 2018 while Adesua was returned unopposed by the entire 32 party delegates in the governorship primaryof ADC held on May 13, 2018.

“It must be noted that the sum of One Million Naira which was the fee
for Adesua’s nomination form has been paid by him as requested using text message platform by the same national chapter of the party.

“Consequently, we will never consider sparing any effort in ensuring that we hold tight to what belongs to us regardless of how dangerous it may appear to the success of Obasanjo’s CNM.

“Ayodele David Adesua and his team will never lay down the people’s mandate to fly the party’s flag in Ekiti 2018 governorship election considering how much he has labored to fund the party of maturity in Ekiti State before having a good boost of fortunes when Obasanjo’s CNM collapsed into it.”

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