The quiet town of Iseyin in Oyo State was thrown into loud jubilation on Monday afternoon as Mr Saheed Adejare’s name was pasted by INEC as the running mate to Action Democratic Congress (ADC) gubernatorial candidate, Sen.Femi Lanlehin.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that INEC had on Friday pasted names of candidates and their running mates for all the parties participating in the state at the Commission’s head office in Ibadan.
Some of Iseyin residents and party faithful who spoke with NAN during the jubilation, expressed satisfaction and happiness over the choice of Adejare.
Popularly called Alaran, Adejare, a philanthropist, was a former caretaker chairman of Iseyin Local Government for four years.
ADC’s leader in Iseyin, Alhaji Lekan Kazeem, said “Even though names were pasted in Ibadan on Friday, we didn’t get to see it at Iseyin INEC office until this afternoon that we truly confirmed it and you can see how happy we are to see his name as our party’s governorship running mate.
“Today is one of the best days of our life as people, we are not just happy but extremely happy, we are pleased and elated.
Another chieftain of the party, Mr Jide Bambi, opined that the choice of Adejare would ensure victory for the party in the general elections.