By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate in the March 2019 election in Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Adelabu has disclosed that no one can put a wedge in the relationship between him and Governor Abiola Ajimobi .
Chief Adelabu who stated this while receiving APC party chairmen in all the 33 local government areas of Oyo state during a solidarity visit at the Bayo Adelabu Foundation office declared that he remains inseparable from Governor Abiola Ajimobi.
Reacting to the insinuation that he deliberately ignored to acknowledge Governor Ajimobi in his thank you message to the people of Oyo State. the APC governorship candidate said “the antics of mischief makers cannot put a wedge in the relationship between the two of us.”
“Those who said I ignored the governor are only displaying their crass ignorance. My message was to our people whose mandate we sought and who voted for us overwhelmingingly.Our appreciation is a process, as our next port of call was the state party executives whom we visited last week.” he said.
Chief Adelabu added, “I’ve been in constant touch with my leader who gave me all his support before our primaries, all through the campaigns and during the election proper,”.
“Senator Ajimobi will forever remain dear to me as the bond between us transcends what the mischief makers can comprehend,” he reiterated.
Speaking further, he reiterated his resolve to put the campaign vehicles at the disposal of the party both at the local government and state levels, saying, “I’ve told our leaders when I went to visit the state executive committee of our great party that I will not renege on my pledge that the vehicles belong to the party. I’m a loyal party man and I cannot go back on my words,” .
Chief Adelabu then charged the APC leaders to make a judicious use of the vehicles, saying “they remain our selling brand.”
Responding Prince Aderemi Oni who also doubles as APC chairman for Ibadan South West Local Governments, the APC Chairmen praised the spirit of sportsmanship of the party’s standard bearer in the just concluded election, saying the chairmen came to express their” support and to identify with you in your future political move.”
“We salute your courage and we’re proud to have worked with you in the elections,” he said.
The APC Chairmen however charged Chief Adelabu to remain steadfast and prayed that in no distant future his desire to govern Oyo State shall become a reality.