The National Working Committee (NWC) of Accord Party has met with Chief Bayo Adelabu over his desire to contest the Oyo state gubernatorial election under the platform of the party, insideoyo.com reports.
Sources at the National Headquarters of the party said that top of the things discussed at the meeting was to allow Adelabu be the flag bearer of the party in Oyo state.
Insideoyo had earlier reported that Saheed Ajadi said he remains the gubernatorial candidate of the party in the state.
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At the meeting with Chief Adebayo Adelabu in Abuja were the National Chairman of Accord, Dr Lawal Nalado, the National Secretary, Hon (Dr) Adebukola Ajaja, the National Treasurer, Barrister Mike Lerama, the National Legal Officer, Barrister Maxwell Ngbudem, and the National Youth Leader.
Others are the National Women Leader, the National Vice Chairman, South West and Others.
Also with Adelabu were Senator Ayoade Adeseun, Rt. Hon. Olagunju Ojo, Mrs Hannah Ogunesan, Hon. Abass Aleshinloye, Hon. Gbenga Olayemi, Hon. Segun Babalola, Hon. Nureni Adisa and others.
Insideoyo.com recalls that Adelabu had announced his defection to Accord Party after losing the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship ticket to Senator Teslim Folarin.
Adelabu who alleged that the delegates’ list meant for the election had been tampered with said he left the APC because of injustice, lies, conspiracy and malice.
He said, “It is needless to restate in detail, reason for relinquishing my APC membership on the point that such reason is public knowledge.
“The man dies in him who keeps silent in the face of blatant injustice and the life of a lie is a matter of little time. Evil people struggle in vain in their conspiracy against their innocent fellowman because malice is a poor match for destiny.”
He also said he will use the Accord Party to achieve his seven-point agenda if elected Governor.
His words: “A time exists in the life of a sincere aspiring man of the public when events and circumstances lesson the operation of his mind onto new decision, new desire and new determination.
“Such time now finds expression in my political career which necessities vital change, fundamental decision,s and refreshing determination. It is therefore on this basis that I hereby declare the withdrawal of my membership from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Accord Party of Nigeria (Accord).”