*says no plan to withdraw vehicles he donated to party
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Oyo State in the March 9 elections, Chief Adebayo Adelabu has called on the party leadership in the state to ensure genuine reconciliation of all interest groups especially the progressives in the Oyo APC.
Chief Adelabu who gave the charge during a thank-you visit to the Oyo state secretariat of the All Progressives Congress in Ibadan also dispel the rumours making the rounds that he was going to withdraw all the vehicles he procured for the election from the party.
The APC governorship candidate emphasized that there is the need for the
party in Oyo state to think towards restructuring and work on expanding its membership base.
In doing this, Chief Adelabu pointed out that genuine reconciliation of all APC members that were aggrieved during the election, especially the progressives will go a long way in making the party more stronger.
“We should be ready to pocket our pride so that the party can make meaningful progress ahead of the next election year,” he said.
While expressing his appreciation to the APC and members of the executive committee for the unalloyed support given to him during the campaigns, Chief Adelabu said there was no plan by him to withdraw all the vehicles he procured for the election from the party.
“I have no reason whatsoever to withdraw the vehicles after I have pledged that the vehicles were for the party at both the state and local government levels. I’m a loyal party man and I don’t go back when I’ve given my words.I don’t intend to go into transport business. The vehicles are for the party and they remain as such”.
Chief Adelabu during the visit was accompanied by three members of Friends of Bayo Adelabu Campaign Organization (FOBACO), Alh. Yahaya Busari, Olusegun Olalere and Dr. Bayo Busari also
Receiving Chief Adelabu and his team, the Oyo state
Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Akin Oke lauded Chief Adelabu for making good his pledge by releasing all his campaign vehicles to the party at the local government and state levels.
Chief Oke expressed his happiness that the party’s gubernatorial candidate did the party proud at the election, saying, “You were a worthy ambassador of the party and we had no regrets that you flew the flag of the party. We’re very proud of you and the way you campaigned vigorously during the run up to the election,”.
The Oyo state APC Chairman then urged the party’s governorship candidate to remain steadfast and to continue to make himself available to all and sundry within the party.
Other members of the executive committee who took turns to speak eulogised Adelabu for being a dogged fighter and for running issue-based campaign throughout the period of electioneering.
The executive committee, while commending him for the visit expressed its support for him whenever he was ready to embark on the thank-you visit.
On hand to receive Adelabu and his team were the APC state chairman, Chief Akin Oke, the party’s state secretary, Hon. Mojeed Olaoya, the publicity secretary, Dr. Abdul Azeez as well as the party’s legal adviser, Woman and Youth Leaders among others