September 29, 2022

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2023: Is Accord occasion the anticipated Third Power in Oyo?


BAYO AGBOOLA, in Ibadan writes that the emergence of Chief Adebayo Adelabu a former Deputy Governor of Central Financial institution of Nigeria (CBN) because the governorship candidate of the Accord Occasion marks the approaching of a 3rd pressure within the Oyo state political panorama.

Notion

The general public notion in Oyo state political panorama is that the Accord Occasion, on each day foundation, is changing into a pressure to be reckoned with, particularly, as the competition for who turns into the subsequent governor of the Tempo Setter state subsequent yr gathers momentum. 

Current developments within the state have lent credence to Accord being an rising political Third Power after the ruling Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) and main opposition the All Progressives Congress (APC). 

To many, the current day Accord Occasion in Oyo state may greatest be described as an underdog that shouldn’t be underated so far as the 2023 basic elections is anxious going by the exodus of notable politicians into the occasion up to now few weeks. 

Convergence of “Unity Discussion board”

For instance, few days in the past, the break – away faction of the APC in Oyo state, The Unity Discussion board, penultimate Sunday met with the Accord Occasion governorship candidate within the state,  Chief Adebayo Adelabu. The assembly was to specific solidarity for his governorship ambition. 

Speaking in regards to the core progressives in Yorubaland, the Unity Discussion board stands as one comprising largely adherents of the late Bola Ige political dynasty, late Alhaji Lam Adesina loyalists and a few former commissioners underneath the instant previous administration of late Senator Abiola Ajimobi. 

The resolve to vote Accord

On the assembly, The Unity Discussion board members minced no phrases in agreeing to mobilise the citizens throughout the geo-political zones of Ibadan, Oke-Ogun, Ogbomoso, Oyo and Ibarapa to vote for Accord occasion within the coming basic elections.

The occasion’s governorship candidate, Chief Adelabu and different candidates for varied political workplaces within the occasion have on many events emphasised their willpower to spring surprises within the February, 2023 basic elections in Oyo state.

The governorship candidate at a current parley with former Council Vice Chairmen, Secretaries, Chiefs of employees and supervisory councilors within the state expressed his willpower to go forward along with his ambition within the Accord occasion to understand their ambition.

Distancing from APC

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He stated it was all lies that the APC Nationwide chief Asiwaju Bola Tinubu had known as him to return to the APC fold. “It’s a blatant lie that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu known as me to return to the All Progressives Congress (APC). 

“He’s my political father and mentor however he gained’t give such order. He’s absolutely conscious of my defection to Accord and believed my causes for the defection are justifiable.

“I lastly tendered my resignation of membership to my APC ward chairman on the twenty sixth of Could 2022 after due session with my leaders and supporters in regards to the varied irregularities within the occasion.

“Previous to the elections, the delegate record had been compromised throughout board. Secondly, Oyo APC gubernatorial primaries was shifted to the subsequent day opposite to INEC tips and two venues had been highlighted to conduct the elections. 

“My curiosity in politics is to ship good governance by individuals oriented insurance policies that will drive the financial system of the state to enviable heights. That is our imaginative and prescient for Oyo state”.

The mega rally 

On Wednesday, August 3, members and  leaders of the Accord occasion besieged the Obafemi Awolowo stadium in Ibadan, for a mega rally  to lastly introduced their arrival and quest for political wrestle of complete management of the state and to let the doubting Thomases realise that Accord Occasion has come to remain so far as the 2023 basic elections is anxious.

On the rally, the Accord leaders and members clearly demonstrated that the occasion and its loyalists had been able to be the anticipated recreation changer within the Oyo state politics come 2023 with the affirmation of its first eleven workforce for the 2023 basic elections.

The group affirmed the likes Hon. Shina Peller, the federal consultant representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa, vying for Oyo North, Engr Nurudeen Faozey(Oyo Central), Kolapo Kola-Daisi (Oyo South) in addition to some Home of Consultant candidates led by Hon. Abass Aleshinloye. 

Affirming the guber candidate

Hon Ayodele Oyajide in affirming the unity of function, stepped down for Chief Adebayo Adelabu because the Oyo state governorship candidate within the  2023 basic elections.

Talking on the rally, Nationwide Chairman of Accord Occasion, Honourable Nalado Muhammed declared, “Accord occasion shouldn’t be a brand new occasion in Oyo state and in Nigeria as an entire and when the time involves elect your chief, I consider it isn’t going to be a troublesome job so that you can find your occasion on the poll paper as a result of it’s on the highest of the paper. 

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He continued, “I hereby nominate Chief Adebayo Adelabu because the governorship candidate of Accord Occasion on Oyo state come 2023 basic elections.”

The Nationwide Chairman added, “I urge all of the occasion members which can be aggrieved to embrace peace and allow us to be in a single Accord. Nigerians want a real change, we’re seeing what we’re seeing right now as a result of we made a incorrect alternative then, allow us to come out in 2023 and make a proper chief.”

Alhaji Muhammed Nalado whereas emphasising that Accord Occasion “is a novel various platform that will provide good governance to Nigerians” tasked members within the state to bury their hatchets and help the occasion’s governorship candidate and different flag -bearers through the 2023 basic election.

Additionally, the Nationwide Secretary, Dr Adebukola Ajaja, described Chief Adelabu as a dependable, peaceable and integrity-personified who would usher in growth in all spheres of life.

“As a pillar of help for Accord since 2017, I’m very glad, I really feel blessed and stay grateful to God for his grace for me to do what others can’t do. I’m very hopeful Chief Adebayo Adelabu has been affirmed to win and rule as governor of Oyo state come 2023”, Dr Ajaja stated.

Acceptance speech 

The Accord governorship candidate in Oyo state for the 2023 elections, Chief Adebayo Adelabu in his acceptance speech minced no phrases: “That is our time of progress and that is our time to maneuver on to the subsequent degree in Oyo state, for a brand new daybreak has come. 

“I thank all members of Accord occasion and the change you’re craving for is right here. Our coming to Accord occasion shouldn’t be by chance, this would be the first time that Accord occasion will produce the governor for Oyo state, we aren’t solely successful the gubernatorial however all of the Senatorial, Home of Consultant and State Home of Meeting seats”.

“We’d like oneness and progress to win the election, Adelabu can’t win it alone and I urge all of the aggrieved to come back collectively, the voice of the individuals shall be supreme on the coming election and I believed they need me to be their governor, no matter we will do to make our individuals come collectively let’s do it.

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“The work has began and by the grace of God come 2023, I shall be sworn in because the governor of Oyo state. I shall give the lots free training, safety, financial system, free movement of transportation in our cities. Very quickly, we will begin door to door marketing campaign throughout the state. As we speak shouldn’t be for marketing campaign however I can guarantee you that we’re going to win on the subsequent election”, Adelabu stated.

Accord Occasion Chairman in Oyo state Hon. Kolade Ojo in his remarks stated, ” in compliance with electoral regulation of the structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, we have now gathered right here right now to  substitute our governorship candidate with Chief Adebayo Adelabu. 

“Hon Ayodele Oyajide has stepped down for Chief Adebayo Adelabu because the governorship candidate of our pricey occasion, and I urge everybody of us to go and begin working for the progress of our occasion.”

The person: Chief Adebayo Adelabu

Going by the views of political observers throughout Oyo state, there isn’t any doubting the truth that the approaching of Chief Adebayo Adelabu who was the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in 2019 and cross carpeting by different notable politicians in Accord will affect the end result of the governorship election.

That is in consideration of the truth that the previous Deputy Governor of the Central Financial institution of Nigeria, (CBN) can’t be stated to be a pushover within the race to the Agodi Authorities Home. 

Moreso, that he (Chief Adebayo Adelabu) is an Ibadan man just like the incumbent governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde and the APC governorship candidate for the 2023 basic election, Senator Teslim Folarin, the race guarantees to be an epic battle.

To some, nonetheless, Chief Adebayo Adelabu is a grasp of the sport who ought to by no means be underated in any contest contemplating his brilliance and expertise in almost all the foremost sectors of the financial system. 

This, amongst different components makes political observers, see the emergence of a brand new Accord occasion as most anticipated Third Power occasion that will seemingly flip the desk of occasions in Oyo state politics come 2023.