Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
Accord Party, Ogun may have adopted Sir Tope Tokoya,former Chairman of Odogbolu local government as its governorship candidate for 2019 general election.
A reliable source within the party who begged for anonymity told our correspondent that the former PDP chieftain and one – time loyalist of the immediate past governor of the State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel was unanimously adopted at a meeting held at the party leader’s house at the State capital, Abeokuta.
Sir Tope Tokoya from Ibefun, served as the executive chairman of Odogbolu local government from 2008 to 2010
A visit to his facebook page indicated that the former council boss had expressed his desire last September to contest for the governorship seat on the platform of PDP under the agitation for Ijebu Agenda, a movement clamouring for the turn of Ogun East Senatorial district to produce the next governor of the State as against Gov. Amosuns popular stance that the next governor of the State must come from Ogun West having not tasted the office since 42 – year history of the State.
NewsDirect gathered this adoption is still being guarded as top secret and the party may tarry for a while before unveiling Sir Tope Tokoya as its governorship flagbearer for the State.
Reasons the party decided to pitch its tent with Sir Tokoya among other governorship candidates in the State that were reported to have knocked the door of the party in the past such as Prince Gboyega Isiaka and Sen. Adeola Olamilekan Solomon, fondly called Yayi remain sketchy and hazy as at the time of filing this report.
Asojuoba Michael Adesanya, Publicity Secretary of the party in the State has however refused to deny or confirm the story saying that “ Accord party is law abiding. We are working by the time table of INEC and when the time is ripe, the good people of Ogun State will know that God ordained the man that will fly high our party’s flag and go ahead to be the governor of our dear state in next year election”