By: BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
National Chairman of the African Democratic Party (ADC), Mr Ralph Nwosu on Thursday said that the party is now “a leading brand in Nigeria” that will bring qualitative government to the country.
Mr Nwosu stated this in Ibadan while speaking at the inauguration of a nine-man interim caretaker committee to run the affairs of the party in Oyo state
The ADC National Chairman disclosed that since the party was adopted by “a leader of Nigeria from the Southwest”, it has continued to gain popularity among Nigerians and Nigerian politicians since it was adopted by the leader.
According to the ADC’s National Chairman, with the emergence of the party, the time has come for Nigeria to have a leader that would be bold and honest who will be confident enough to say ” do as I do and not the type that will be saying do like I say”.
Emphasizing that God used the Nigerian leader from the South west to bring the political party from a street corner to a place of prominence in Nigerian politics, Mr Nwosu said ADC as a political party is determined to set up role module leadership that will at all times be ready to serve the people and not those that are to be served by the same people that elected them into office .
While charging members of the party to work for the success of ADC in the 2019 general elections, Mr Nwosu lauded Senator Monsurat Sumonu, the lawmaker representing Oyo Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, for decamping from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to ADC, saying, ” it took courage for someone to stand up in the red chamber to announce that she is leaving the party in power for a party in the making”.
He also urged the newly sworn in interim executives to complete the mobilization and ensure that necessary structures that will lead the political party to the Agodi, Ibadan Government House are put in place.
Dr. Femi Majekodunmi was sworn in as the interim Chairman and Dr. Dele Ajadi as the Secretary
Prominent politicians at the inauguration included former governor of Oyo state Senator Rashid Ladoja; Alhaji Hamid Gbadamosi and Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja (former deputy governors); Chief Michael Koleoso; Alhaji Busari Adebisi, Chief Olawoyola Olakojo, Barrister Sarafadeen Alli and Chief Dele Adigun (former SSGs).Senator Sumonu; Senator Femi Lanlehin; Senator Gbenga Babalola; Asiwaju Yemi Aderibigbe, Hon. Gbenga Adewusi; and Alhaji Yinka Olona.