The Oyo State Chapter of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), has reiterated its commitment to the advancement of democracy and good governance, despite the seeming ungratefulness exhibited by those it claimed it “helped to power”.
The party made this known in a communique issued after a State Executive Committee Meeting held on Friday, at its Oke-Bola, Ibadan Secretariat and made available to newsmen.
The party insisted it would not be disappointed, particularly as those it claimed to have helped to power, have become turncoats, and have failed to reciprocate kind gestures, but that as a party, it would continue to organize strategically, forge partnerships where necessary, and even position itself to win elections.
Recall that the African Democratic Congress (ADC), was one of the coalition parties that helped secure victory for Governor Seyi Makinde, then candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), over the then ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The communique which was signed by Rev. Ezekiel Adeniran, Ag. State Chairman, Pastor David Orolade, Asst. Publicity Secretary read in full:
BEING THE TEXT OF A COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE MEETING OF THE OYO STATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE AFRICAN DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS (ADC), HELD ON FRIDAY, 4 SEPTEMBER, 2020.
Members of the Oyo State Executive Committee of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), rising from their meeting, held on Friday, 4 September, 2020, at the Party’s State Secretariat, Oke-Bola, Ibadan, after extensive deliberations, arrived at the following positions:
I. That we affirm our utmost support, belief and indeed, express our unalloyed loyalty, to the leadership of Senator Olufemi Lanlehin (SOLAN), our sincere, honest and principled governorship candidate in the 2019 polls, and stand by him solidly, in whatever political decisions he makes, knowing fully that as a selfless patriot, he always has our best interest at heart;
II. That we recognise the authority of, and pass a vote of confidence on Rev. Ezekiel Adeniran, our Acting State Chairman, as well as on all Members of the State Executive Committee led by him;
III. That, irrespective of the prevailing uncertainties in the current political climate of Oyo State, we remain committed, focused and loyal members of our dear party, the African Democratic Congress (ADC), and will continue to embark on actions and activities that advertises it as a pro-people political party;
IV. That we urge all our members, in the 33 Local Government Areas and the 351 Wards of Oyo State, to remain faithful, committed and loyal to the ideals of welfarism, friendship and unity, which our party has become reputed for, while they remain undaunted in their belief in its capacity to organize strategically, forge partnerships where necessary, and position itself to win elections;
V. That our party and its members will continue to be vanguards of democracy and advocates of good governance, and will never for once, be disappointed, particularly at the level of ungratefulness being displayed by those helped to power, who instead of reciprocating kind gestures, have elected to turncoat, rather, we would continue to contribute our quota to the peace, progress and prosperity of Oyo State and Nigeria;
VI. That we wish all our members the very best, promising them that we would continue to do our best to reward their unflinching support, loyalty and commitment, and that, in no distant time, “the good times shall return”.