3,000 party members dump ADC, join Ex-Oyo governor, Alao-Akala in ADP [PHOTOS]

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No fewer than three thousand members of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), on Thursday dumped the party and joined former governor of the state, Chief Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala in the Action Democratic Party (ADP).

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Alao-Akala, a former governor of the state, DAILY POST recalls is the gubernatorial candidate of ADP in the forthcoming general elections.

The defectors among whom were market women, traders, artisans and youths were led to the ADP by Hon. Khalil Mustapha, a State House of Assembly aspirant in Ibadan North Constituency 1.

Mustapha while speaking on the rationale behind the defection of the former ADC members added that their resolve to join ADP was due to series of internal crises rocking the party (ADC) in the past few months which are yet to be solved.

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He stressed that it was glaring that the prolonged crisis rocking the ADC has gone beyond redemption, hence the need for any serious-minded politician to quit the party before it will be too late.

Mustapha said, “For us as serious-minded politicians, we have weighed our options and we have decided to make this move without looking back. I for one and the scores of teeming supporters you see here today cannot allow the selfish interest of an individual jeopardise our own political future.

“We have sojourned in the wilderness for years and now God has placed our feet on the path to success.

“You cannot build something on nothing. It is only an unserious minded party that will present up to three gubernatorial candidates within the space of one month and still expect to perform magic at the polls, hence our decision to jettison the sinking sheep of ADC and join this Noah’s ark captained by Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala”.

Mustapha maintained that it was glaring that the leadership of ADC in Oyo state were more interested in their selfish ambition than the overall plight of the masses in the state thereby resulting in the unending crisis over the sharing of political offices to be contested for in the 2019 general elections.

He, however, expressed the readiness of the defectors to work for the success of the ADP, its governorship candidate, Alao-Akala and other contestants on the platform of the party in the 2019 general elections.

He said, “I can readily assure you all that we are determined to ensure that ADP in Oyo state has come to stay for good in Oyo state and with the array of quality and qualified candidates chosen to fly the flag of the party, I can assure you success is guaranteed God willing”.