A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Adebayo Adelabu, has emerged as the governorship flagbearer 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, the state capital.
Adelabu emerged as the candidate of the party after the party’s governorship flagbearer, Ayodele Oyajide, withdrew his candidature.
Speaking at the event, the National Chairman of the party, Mohammed Nalado, urged members of the party to embrace peace and support all the party’s candidates in the 2023 general election.
While handing over the party’s flag to Adelabu, Nalado said that the party was ready to provide the desired alternative in governance.
Also speaking, the State Chairman of the party, Prince Kolade Ojo, urged the people of the state to remain calm, assuring them that the state would experience the best governance under Adelabu.
Ojo advised the party members to continue mobilising support for the victory of all the party’s candidates in the 2023 general election.
In his acceptance speech, Adelabu said that they were prepared to teach the people what democracy and good governance entail.
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.
Adelabu said that victory was sure for all the party’s candidates in 2023, urging members to embark on house-to-house and door-to-door mobilisation.
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.
Others are a delegation of INEC, led by the State Administrative Secretary, Biodun Amosu, among others.