Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, top governorship aspirant on the platform of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), has commended the entire leadership and membership of the party, as well as the good people of Oyo State, for their continued love and support for the party, especially as she takes the critical, but necessary step of nominating her governorship candidate for the coming 2019 general elections.
A statement by his media aide, ‘Damola Adeoye, quoted Lanlehin as appreciating his numerous supporters across the state for their support and loyalty, particularly as the announcement for the party’s governorship candidate is eagerly being awaited.
He, however, sued for calm and patience with the party’s leadership “as it navigates the course of nominating its governorship candidate; as this process, as critical as it is, is perhaps the most demanding, and once gotten right, victory at the general polls is all but assured, owing to the love the people of Oyo State already have for the party.
“Senator Lanlehin wishes to note, that though last few days have been hectic; full of intense politicking and consultations, as the race for who picks the sole ticket revs into first gear, the spirit of comradeship, friendship and conviviality on display by all the eminently qualified 13 aspirants is novel and worth emulating by other parties. This is so, because the need to salvage our dear state from the current neo-capitalist and vice-like grip of the ruling APC supersedes individual ambitions. Much more, the individual decisions by all aspirants to abide by the decisions of the collective in determining the party’s candidate rightly underscores this point.
“To this end, the seeming long wait for the Oyo ADC governorship candidate more than anything else reveals the party’s deference to all shades of opinion, and the belief in the importance of all members; attributes which are the hallmark of a truly representative democracy.
“As we wait on the party leadership to finalize the process of candidate nomination, Senator Lanlehin adds, that our love for the party, respect for party supremacy and desire to deliver the true dividends of democracy to the good people of Oyo State be the driving force of our actions, believing that as the party succeeds in the general elections, we all have succeeded.”