Governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, in March 9, 2019 election in Oyo State, Sen. Olufemi Lanlehin has commended the governor-elect, Engr Seyi Makinde for being a gentleman who has shown fidelity to agreements reached during the poll.
Lanlehin, who spoke at a stakeholders’ meeting of the party which held at his residence prayed that he performs well in the discharge of his gubernatorial duties to the people of state.
OYO INSIGHT recalled how Makinde entered into an agreement with ADC, Zenith Labour Party, ZLP and Social Democratic Party, SDP before the governorship election.
Makinde who later won the election had gone to greet Lanlehin, an Action the latter has reciprocated.
Lanlehin would later go down memory lane to recall circumstances which birthed the ADC in Oyo State, and the many challenges the party had to go through, before participating in the just concluded 2019 General Elections.
Believing the party had turned the corner, Lanlehin added, the Oyo ADC went into the elections confident of success. “Before the first election, we were confident of returning not less than 2 senators and 9 reps, as our party was widely accepted. Unfortunately, that was not to be.”
“In our bid to stop the tyrannical rule of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and to forestall suffering the same fate opposition parties suffered in 2015, where Governor Abiola Ajimobi was returned by just 32% of votes cast, we agreed to be part of a coalition arrangement with other like minded political parties. Thankfully too, that coalition was hugely successful, as it birthed Engr Seyi Makinde’s government,” Lanlehin explained.
In their separate remarks, Senator Sunmonu appreciated Lanlehin for being a true leader, one whose openness and accountability deserves commendation.
“I’m a fearless person, one who stands by the truth at all times, and I can say with all sincerity that Senator Lanlehin has done well,” Sunmonu declared.
“There are five tendencies in ADC, and though we didn’t bond well as a party because of the issues with those tendencies, it is now inevitable that we have to, to forge ahead. To that end, meetings like this should be regular, particularly to update each other on happenings in our various councils,” she concluded.