Solagbade Olufemi Lanlehin (SOLAN), governorship aspirant on the platform of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), and immediate past Senator representing Oyo South Senatorial District has formalized his intention to contest the governorship seat in Oyo State, by picking up nomination and expression of interest forms, today Tuesday, 18 September, 2018.
Senator Lanlehin, accompanied by supporters, loyalists and several party members, met with members of the State Executive Council of the party at the party secretariat along Old Ife Road, Ibadan, assuring them of his continued support and loyalty to the party, as well as affirming his strong belief in the capacity of the party to take over governance in the state come 2019.
In his words, “our party is pro-people; with the welfare of the people our major concern, the handshake which symbolises mutual cooperation, our symbol, and particularly, with the pitiable state that the current government has taken governance to in the state, our people are willing, able and ready to change this change.”
While praising the courage, steadfastness and loyalty of party members, especially their commitment and service, which has resulted in the huge popularity the party has achieved in no short time, he promised them, and indeed the people of Oyo State, a government that is compassionate and caring, come 2019.
Responding, the State Chairman of the party, Dr Hammed Ayinla praised Senator Lanlehin for his forthrightness, and loyalty to the party, assuring him that the party will provide a level playing ground for all aspirants, with the best aspirant emerging at the end of the day.
Similarly, the State Secretary, Alh. Wasiu Emiola eulogised the gentlemanly disposition of Senator Lanlehin, asserting that by the grace of God and the support of the good people of Oyo State, ADC would form a government in Oyo State come 2019. “This picture we’re taking today would be hung on the walls of Government House, and be remembered for good when we form government next year,” he prayed.
Present at the event were other members of the state executive.