The African Democratic Congress (ADC), has approved Alhaji Fatai Akinbade as the candidate for Osun governorship election and will forward his name to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as the party’s candidate.
According to the National Chairman of the party, Chief Ralphs Okey Nwosu in a release to the media, “the action was consequent upon the voluntary withdrawal of Hon Kazeem Ademola Adio from the Osun State gubernatorial race scheduled for September 22,this year.”
“Our party is pleased to present a leader, an accomplished public Servant, and a man always at home with his people to replace him(Hon Adio)”he stressed.
Continuing, he added,”To us in this trying times,especially as it affects Osun and its people, Alhaji Fatal Akinbade perfectly fits the bill to rescue the state from the proxy war of politicians based outside the state”
“Fatai Akinbade has served the state in different capacities as a SSG, Commissioner, and the Chairman that led PDP to victory in 2003. Well loved by the state’s civil servants and teachers, he has the needed clout to win the coming election and re-engineer the state to a lofty heights” assured the National Chairman.
Nwosu who further described Akinbade as a grassroots politicians loved by the people of the state due to his endearing qualities, added that he ( Akinbade), fits the ADC culture of Volunteerism, role modelling leadership, politics with integrity, and endearing humanity.
Akinbade, a former member of PDP, who resigned his membership of the party as a result of ethical differences; said he joined the ADC because of its guiding principles and grassroots ideological leaning.
“Judging from the candidates being paraded by other parties in the coming election in the state, we can readily beat our chest that we shall coast home to victory at the Osun gubernatorial polls because Akinbade, our candidate, stands a shoulder above all of them” he enthused.
Meanwhile, the National Chairman has implored the people of the state to rally round the candidature of the Ogbaagba-born Civil Engineer so as to ensure his emergence as the next governor of the state.
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