Chief Adebayo Adelabu, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has emerged as the governorship candidate of the Accord party in Oyo State.
Adelabu emerged as the party’s candidate on Wednesday at an affirmation congress of the party held at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium in Ibadan.
This development put to rest the speculations over Adelabu’s next political move after defecting to the party the All Progressives Congress (APC). Adelabu emerged as the candidate of the party after Mr Ayodele Oyajide withdrew his candidature as the party’s governorship flagbearer.
The event was attended by the party’s national executives led by its Chairman, Alhaji Mohammed Nalado; as well as a delegation of INEC led by the State Administrative Secretary, Mr Biodun Amosu.
The event was also attended by the party’s National Assembly candidates, Rep. Shina Peller (Oyo North); Kolapo Kola-Daisi (Oyo South); Nurudeen Faozey(Oyo Central); Mr Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye and Chief Rotimi Ajanaku.
In his remarks, Nalado urged members of the party to embrace peace and support all the party’s candidates in 2023.
While handing over the party’s flag to Adelabu; he said that the party was ready to provide the desired alternative in governance.
Also, Prince Kolade Ojo, the State Chairman of the party, urged the people of the state to remain calm; assuring them that the state would experience the best governance under Adelabu.
Ojo advised party members to continue mobilising support for the victory of all the party’s candidates in the 2023 general election.
Commenting, Adelabu said that they were prepared to teach the people what democracy and good governance entails. Further, he called on the people of the state to support him and other candidates of the Accord party; promising to take the state to the desired heights.
Additionally, Adelabu said that victory was sure for all the party’s candidates in 2023; even as he urged members to embark on house-to-house and door-to-door mobilisation.
Correspondingly, Peller said that the Accord remained the party to beat in the 2023 general election, adding that they were prepared for victory.