The National Working Committee (NWC) of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) has replaced Dr. Bamidele Ajadi’s name with that of Senator Olufemi Lanlehin as its gubernatorial candidate ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Ajadi, DAILY POST recalls was announced as the tentative candidate of the party in order to meet the INEC guidelines last month.
Leaders of the party included Ajadi, who doubles as the National Vice Chairman of the party confirmed the development.
Other leaders of the party, among whom is the senator representing Oyo central district, Mrs Monsurat Sunmonu, who spoke while addressing ADC supporters at the state secretariat of the party in Ibadan on Monday added that “Lanlehin is the authentic candidate of the party and his name is the one on INEC website”.
They maintained that, “Lanlehin’s name had been sent to INEC as the authentic ADC governorship candidate in the state for 2019 election.
“It is true that Senator Olufemi Lanlehin has replaced Dr Bamidele Ganiyu Ajadi as ADC governorship candidate for 2019 election in Oyo State. Senator Olufemi Lanlehin’s name is now with the INEC headquarters in Abuja”.
Lanlehin, while addressing the gathering, said that he was just coming from Abuja to inform the members that his name has been submitted to the INEC which has been uploaded on their website.
He said, “I salute our leaders from all the zones, this is a party of let me shake your hand, shake my hand. We are going to be in the government house from next year.
“I am the candidate of the party, my name is with the INEC, My sister, Senator Sunmonu is the candidate for Oyo Central district, Barrister Bayo Lawal is the one for Oyo North and the brother to the governor, Soji Akanbi is the candidate for Oyo South.”
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