BEING THE TEXT OF A COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE STATUTORY MONTHLY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE AFRICAN DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS (ADC), OYO STATE CHAPTER, HELD ON TUESDAY, 8 MAY, 2019.
After extensive deliberations at the State Executive Committee (SEC) Meeting held at the party’s secretariat, the following decisions were arrived at:
1. SEC reviewed in its entirety, various political developments since the last gubernatorial election in Oyo State, expressing satisfaction with the conduct of its members, especially during the build up to the coalition arrangement.
That members faithfully and devotedly adhered to party directives and instructions, which eventually contributed to the success of the coalition candidate, Engr. Seyi Makinde of the PDP, deserves great commendation;
2. SEC urged and pleaded with members to exercise considerable restraint and patience in their lawful expectations; and to equally have firm belief in the coalition arrangement;
3. SEC affirmed its belief and confidence in the leadership of the party as represented by the face of Oyo ADC in the coalition arrangement i.e. Senator Olufemi Lanlehin (SOLAN), the party’s governorship candidate in the last general election;
4. Also, SEC equally reiterated its confidence in the leadership and elderly wisdom of the party’s revered leaders, elders and father figures; Dr. Adebisi Busari, Chief Michael Koleosho, and Chief Layiwola Olakojo; and the leadership of Senator Monsurat Sunmonu, Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja, as well as other leaders and candidates of the party in the last polls, who are still of good standing, and who faithfully and devotedly committed themselves to the cause of the Oyo ADC;
5. While acknowledging, with deep sense of responsibility, the responsive leadership all the above mentioned worthy leaders have been providing, SEC wishes to reiterate her endorsement of Senator Olufemi Lanlehin (SOLAN), as the face of the party, especially with regards to the collation arrangement;
6. In the light of the above, and in support of the decisions of all the party’s leaders, SEC resolved that all discussions, negotiations, and decisions, on the coalition, should only emanate, and flow from the face of the party i.e. Senator Olufemi Lanlehin (SOLAN), in concert with our revered elders;
7. SEC strongly believes in the sincere dispositions of all coalescent parties, and in their abilities to keep faithfully to the spirit and letters of the coalition agreement;
8. While frowning at the attendance of its party officers at state, local and ward levels, at unauthorized meetings organised by individuals and/or groups, without express clearance from the party, SEC declared that henceforth, clearance should be sought from the State Secretariat before attendance at any such meeting(s);
9. SEC approved reports of the joint sitting of the State Executive Committee and Local Government Chairmen on modalities to resolve the spate of crisis in some local government areas, and in fact, set up a five man committee to consider and review complaints from concerned local government areas.
Members of the committee include:
i. Hon. Abiodun Ekolo
ii.Mr. Timothy Adedeji
iii. Mr. Emikunle
iv. Alhaji Muyideen Ogundayo
v. Chief K.K. Obisesan;
10. SEC urged members to desist from holding meetings under various group tags, be it CNM, Unity Forum, PDP/ACCORD, Labour or Old ADC, believing that since we’ve all agreed to be members of the same party, there should exist further, no tendency within the party;
11. Conclusively, SEC felicitates with our Muslim brothers and sisters in this Holy month of Ramadan, urging them to use the auspicious occasion to pray for a smooth transition from the rejected APC government, to the beloved Seyi Makinde government, come 29 May, 2019.
Alh. Wasiu Emiola,
Barr. Bimpe Adelowo,
Acting State Publicity Secretary.