2023: Oyo ADC Governorship Candidate Defects To PDP With Supporters

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By; BAYO AKAMO,  Ibadan

African Democratic Congress,(ADC), deputy governorship candidate in Oyo State, Mr Emmanuel Oyewole on Friday, announced his  defection with his supporters  to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

Addressing a press conference at the Oyo State NUJ Press Centre, Iyaganku Ibadan, he said his defection was aimed at supporting Governor Seyi Makinde in his great  achievements in the last three and half years.

According to the former ADC Chieftain, ” I am the running mate to the Governorship Candidate of the ADC in Oyo State, Dr. Ganiyu Dele Ajadi, for the 2023 governorship election. But we are here today for what I will describe as a landmark event, a turning point in the race for the 2023 governorship election”.

Mr. Oyewole emphasized that as a result of this, Gov Makinde deserves to be supported, and that he has fulfilled all his promises to the ADC after supporting him to emerge victorious in the 2019 elections with various political appointments to the members, saying,  ” he is moving to the PDP with his supporters from across the state” saying, “he was never part of the decision to suspend Senator Monsurat Sunmonu and others who last week defected to the PDP”

” I, Emmanuel Oyetayo Oyewole, the Deputy governorship candidate of the ADC in Oyo State, hereby denounce my membership of the ADC and pledge my total allegiance to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)”, he said

Mr Oyewole added, ” I and my followers, spread across the state, have considered this decision and I can say with all sense of responsibility that I have taken this decision in the interest of Oyo State”.

”  Truth be told, going by the good governance and masterful administration of Oyo state under the incumbent Executive Governor Seyi Makinde, the 2023 governorship election in the state should have only one clear contender and that is the incumbent governor, because as they say, one good term deserves another.”

The former ADC governorship candidate maintained “under Governor Makinde, Oyo state is gradually transforming into the state of our collective dreams; the Pacesetter State, where different success stories in human capacity development, infrastructure development, economic expansion, improved education, security of lives and properties and health delivery gladden the hearts.’ 

He stressed “as loyal and patriotic indigenes of Oyo state, I and the teeming members of the ADC who had earlier signed to my aspiration as ADC Deputy governorship candidate, we want these positive developments to continue and we believe that only Governor Makinde can make this possible.

Mr Oyewole pointed out, ” this is why I, Emmanuel Oyetayo Oyewole, am declaring that from this day, 21st October, 2022, I am marching forward with Omituntun 2.0, the greater level of accelerated development and people-oriented leadership, which Governor Makinde has provided in Oyo State since 2019.”

Tasking the people of Oyo state to work together and support Governor Makinde to deliver and do more in the coming political dispensation, Mr Oyewole noted that only Gov Makinde deserves to contest the 2023 governorship election in the state as one good term deserves another.

 “Under Governor Makinde, Oyo state is gradually transforming into the state of our collective dreams; the Pacesetter State, where different success stories in human capacity development, infrastructure development, economic expansion, improved education, security of lives and properties and health delivery gladden the hearts.

“As loyal and patriotic indigenes of Oyo state, I and the teeming members of the ADC who had earlier signed to my aspiration as ADC Deputy governorship candidate, we want these positive developments to continue and we believe that only Governor Makinde can make this possible.

“This is why I, Emmanuel Oyetayo Oyewole, am declaring that from this day, 21st October, 2022, I am marching forward with Omituntun 2.0, the greater level of accelerated development and people-oriented leadership, which Governor Makinde has provided in Oyo State since 2019.”

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