Laide Raheem, Abeokuta
Ahead of the governorship election, the Ogun State chapter of the Accord Party has adopted the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Gboyega Nasir Isiaka as its consensus candidate for the forthcoming election in the state.
The party, led by the state Chairman, Sodipo Amusa, announced the endorsement on Wednesday after a private meeting with the ADC standard bearer in Abeokuta.
Amusa explained that the alliance of Accord with ADC was a marriage of convenience borne out of the desire to have the best for Ogun State in 2019, expressing the party’s readiness to work tirelessly for Isiaka’s victory at the poll.
He added that the two-time governorship candidate remained the leading contender for the top job in Ogun State, owing to his political clout, capacity, vision, competence and will to take Ogun to greater heights.
Amusa said: “The essence of political parties is to bring dividend of democracy to our people and if that is what we are looking for, we have found that in Gboyega, Nasir Isiaka.
“GNI has the vision and capacity to win and deliver on campaign promises. We are of the firm belief that it is better to join efforts with a popular candidate who has shown the tremendous will to take our state to even greater heights.”
While urging members of the party and people in the state to rally support for the ADC governorship hopeful, he revealed that a vote of no confidence was passed on its former governorship candidate, Tope Tokoya, who according to him had failed to show serious commitment about his governorship ambition.
Responding, Isiaka thanked Accord Party leadership for finding him worthy of its support, noting the moves had further reinforced his drive for a greater Ogun State.
He, however, promised to run an all-inclusive government that will usher in a life of abundance for the people and also respond to the yearnings of the people for democracy dividends.