A gubernatorial aspirant under the platform of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Barrister Sharafadeen Abiodun Alli on Monday insisted that the party will still win the forthcoming gubernatorial election despite hiccups and misunderstanding that trailed the choice of candidate in the party.
Nigeria newsdirect recalls that the leaders and aspirants in the party on Sunday after several hours of closed door meetings failed to agree on the candidate to pick due to refusal of the aspirants to allow the leaders impose a consensus candidate on them.
A national officer of the party, who is an indigene of the state, Dr. Dele Ajadi, was later announced as a tentative candidate of the party pending the time they would agree on the authentic candidate of the party.
But, Alli, in a statement issued by his media aide, Comrade Taiwo Ibrahim, a copy of which was made available to Nigeria nesdidrect, expressed his appreciation to members of the party who thronged out in large numbers at the venue of the party primaries to elect a candidate of their choice.
Alli observed that “despite the hot weather, the people still expressed their unflinching love for the party and ready to partake in a democratic process that will carry their flag”.
He also appreciated the doggedness of the members of the National Executive Committee as well as that of the state executive of the party for their desire to entrench an unparalleled democratic process as a cardinal principle to bring a new order to Oyo State politics.
He said “this couldn’t have been much better if not for the experience and the steadfastness of all the leaders of the party to have a party that will serve as a model for others to worship.”
He stressed that in politics, “there will always be paramount issues to arise and the ability to put them in right perspectives makes people to distinguish the brawn from the brain.
“Let’s appeal for calm as a glorious dawn has come and we shall all have cause to glorify our God.”