The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has adopted Segun Adewale as its candidate in the forthcoming governorship election in Ekiti state.
Adewale is a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state.
Kunle Abegunde, the state chairman of ADP, announced this on Thursday during a visit by the state executive council to the campaign office of Adewale in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
Abegunde said the party chose Adewale after considering “his antecedent” and was convinced of his capability to deliver desired leadership to the state.
He urged the electorates in the state to liberate themselves from “the shackles of poverty” by supporting the ADP in the July 14 governorship election.
“The current leadership of the PDP in Ekiti cannot appreciate the qualities in this illustrious son due to their dictatorial tendencies,” he said.
Describing the “stomach infrastructure programme” of Ayodele Fayose, the state governor, as false charity, he said: “False charity, lack of conscience, oppression and self-aggrandizement and impunity cannot continue forever.”
On why the party adopted Adewale as its sole candidate, Abegunde said: “Aside Otunba Segun Adewale drawing his wealth from legitimate sources, he has impacted on many lives within and outside the state, even as a private individual.
“Otunba is credible, with no corruption or criminal tag. His successful entrepreneurship background and exposure is needed to redirect our state on the path of prosperity.
“Ekiti has many illustrious sons and daughters. We can not allow the present shenanigan to continue. We must all put hands on deck to redeem our dear state from the hegemony of looters.”
Adewale thanked the party for such honour but insisted that he is a member of the PDP and that he would seek the ticket of the PDP in the next election.
However, he made it clear that it is not impossible for him to run on the platform of ADP.