By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
National Working Committee of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) has declared Senator Olufemi Lanlehin as the party’s governorship candidate in Oyo State for the 2019 general election.
According to a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary,
African Democratic Congress, Mrs
Yemi Kolapo made available to newsmen in Ibadan, Senator Lanlehin was announced as the ADC governorship candidate by the Chairman, of the party’s Screening and Primary Committee, Barrister. Peter Oyewole after a keenly contested primary involving 13 aspirants.
Barrister Oyewole stressed that the keenly contested election, involving so many qualified aspirants, where other parties could hardly find one, and earlier discordant tunes within the party, showed that ADC was the party to beat in the Oyo State 2019 governorship election.
He then tasked the people of Oyo State to join hands with ADC to rescue the state from the dictatorial and anti-people leadership style of the ruling party, which had plunged the state into socio-economic crisis.
Speaking, National Chairman of the party, Chief Ralphs Nwosu, expressed his happiness that ADC had produced a strong candidate in Lanlehin and that all leaders and members of the party at the state and national levels were united on the choice, saying, the party’s decision was not influenced by vote or delegate buying in line with the teaching of its Coalition for Electoral Integrity (C4e-Integrity), launched to help right the wrongs in the Nigerian electoral environment.
“I call on great members of our great party to support our governorship candidate in the interest of the party and the good people of Oyo State. Ours is a very vibrant party, as shown by the intense activities surrounding the primary in the state. We are one and will work with one voice to win the election in 2019,” he said.
Senator Lanlehin in his appreciation speech assured the people of Oyo State that, if elected Governor, he would run a people-oriented government that would make their welfare a priority.
“I will run an inclusive government and carry out projects that will impact on the lives of the people and make the state a pacesetter again,” he said
Senator Lanlehin however lauded ADC members and leaders for believing in him and pleaded for team work and full support as the party prepares for victory in the next governorship election.