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Oyo 2019: 13 Lawmakers Pledges Loyalty To ADC, Ladoja, Others


Thirteen members of the Oyo State House of Assembly on Wednesday vowed to work for the success of the African Democratic Congress (ADC)  in the 2019 general elections in the state.

Speaking through  Honourable Gbenga Oyekola (Atiba State Constituency) after a meeting with Chief Koleoso in Ibadan , the lawmakers  from constituencies in  spread across local government  Ibadan city, Ibadan less city, Oyo and Oke-Ogun zone areas of Oyo state pledged their total allegiance to the ADC and its leadership in the state under a former governor of the state, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, Chief Michael Koleoso, Chief Layiwola Olakojo and Dr Adebisi Busari.

According to the lawmakers from Accord, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Labour Party (LP) while speaking at the meeting,  their decision was informed by the “overwhelming acceptance of ADC within a short period of time and the integrity of its leaders in the state.”, adding that they were not in doubt that “ADC is a government-in-waiting,” judging by what they called ADC’s “phenomenal spread” in the state.

Speaking after the meeting, Honourable Oyekola disclosed that the 13 lawmakers were  concerned about how the things had been in the state in almost eight years and were as well convinced that Oyo state deserved a people-oriented government in 2019.

“We don’t deserve the same of same in 2019 in Oyo State and we are resolute about this. We have pledged our loyalty to Senator Ladoja, Chief Koleoso, Dr Adebisi and Chief Olakojo. We are for ADC and will work for the success of the party in the 2019 elections.” he said.

Honourable Oyekola added, “we were 16 before now. Two have gone to PDP. Honourable Peter Oyetunji has gone to meet his leader in PDP, Senator Ayo Adeseun. Honourable Debo Ogundoyin said his people back home said he should stay in PDP for now. Honourable Kehinde Oloya says he wants to contest for the House of Representatives seat in Accord.

The lawmaker stressed, “but the 13 others, including myself, are resolute about ADC and we have started massively mobilisation for ADC in our constituencies and across the state. We have started meeting with is the leaders of ADC. We met with Chief Koleoso and Chief Olakojo today (yesterday). We will meet with Senator Ladoja when he returns to Ibadan and also meet Dr Adebisi Busari.”

“When we say we are 13, that is our membership for now. Others who share in the vision that the people of the state deserve better deal are talking to us. We are convinced that ADC is the party that others are struggling to beat in the state. This party came within a short period of time and is already a household name everywhere you go in the state. We will not be left out. We are a solid part of this mass movement or if you like the 2019 revolution that ADC will engender in the state,”.

The 13 lawmakers included  Honourable Gbenga Oyekola (Atiba State Consituency) the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, , Honourable Abdulwasi Musa (Saki West State Constituency), Honourable Ademola Akeem Ige (Ibadan South-East II); Honourable Adesina Fatai (Ibadan South East I); Honourable Olusegun Olaleye (Ibadan North State Constituency II); Honourable Lukman Balogun (Oorelope State Constituency).

Others are Honourable Ganiyu Oseni (Irepo/Olorunsogo State Constituency); Honourable Afeez Adeleke (Iseyin/Itesiwaju State Constituency); Honourable Muyideen Olagunju (Oyo East/Oyo West State Constituency); Honourable Waheed Adeniyi Adeoye (Ibadan North-East II State Constituency); Honourable Bolaji Badmus (Akinyele State Constituency II); Honourable Biliaminu Azeez (Ona-Ara State Constituency); Honourable Lasun Oguntade (Egbeda State Constituency II).