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Osun Guber: ADC Picks Akinbade As Candidate After Adio's Withdrawal From Race

The African Democratic Congress (ADC), has picked a former Secretary to the Osun State Government, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade as its candidate for Osun governorship election slated for September 22.

The National Chairman of the party, Chief Ralphs Okey Nwosu in a release made available to journalists said Akinbade's name would be sent to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as the party's candidate.

"This action was consequent upon the voluntary withdrawal of Hon Kazeem Ademola Adio from the Osun State gubernatorial race scheduled for September 22,this year," the party chairman said.

He said ADC was pleased to present Akinbade,  describing him as a leader, an accomplished public Servant, and a man always at home with his people.

"To us in this trying times,especially as it affects Osun and its people, Alhaji Fatal Akinbade perfectly fits the bill to rescue  the state from the proxy war of politicians based outside the state.

"Fatai Akinbade has served the state in different capacities as a SSG, Commissioner, and the Chairman that led PDP to victory in 2003. Well loved by the state's civil servants and teachers, he has the needed clout to win the coming election and re-engineer  the state to a lofty heights," Nwosu opined.

Nwosu who further described Akinbade as a grassroots politician who is loved by the people of the state due to his endearing qualities, added that Akinbade fits the ADC culture of Volunteerism, role modelling leadership,  politics with integrity, and endearing humanity.

According to him, "judging from the candidates being paraded by other parties in the coming election in the state, we can readily beat our chest that we shall coast home to victory at the Osun gubernatorial polls because Akinbade, our candidate, stands a shoulder above all of them."

He then begged the people of the state to support Akinbade,  an Ogbaagba-born Civil Engineer, in order to emerge victorious at the poll.

Speaking, Akinbade, a former member of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who resigned his membership of the party as a result of the fallout of the party's primary that he loss, said he joined the ADC because of its guiding principles and grassroots ideological leaning.

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