Decision to abandon APC tough, but necessary - Akinlade, Amosun's godson
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Decision to abandon APC tough, but necessary - Akinlade, Amosun's godson

July 9, 2022

Decision to abandon APC tough, but necessary - Akinlade, Amosun's godson

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The Deputy Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ogun State, Adekunle Akinlade, has described his decision to abandon the All Progressives Congress, APC, as a tough but absolutely necessary decision.

Akinlade, while speaking during his public presentation at the PDP Secretariat in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, said every sensible indigen of Ogun State must be ready to make sacrifice.

According to him, every right-thinking citizen of the State must be ready to do whatever it takes to change the course and trajectory of government in the State in 2023.

He also promised to do everything necessary to make the party victorious in 2023 adding that, he will work round the clock just like he did during the 2019 elections to achieve that.

"This decision was not an easy one to take. It might not be the most popular decision to take, but I believe it is absolutely necessary.

"Where we have found ourselves today in Ogun state, the maladministration in Ogun state needs that every sensible indigene of this state must be ready to make sacrifice, must be ready to do whatever takes to change the course and the trajectory of government come 2023."

"We will do everything we can to make sure that this party becomes victorious come 2023. We will work morning and afternoon, we will work in the night, we will work round the clock. We have done it before under 90 days, now we have seven months to do this.

"I have sat down with everybody, I have gone round, I have consulted, like I said, this was not an easy decision but for the development of Ogun state, we need to save the state.

"Things are falling apart in the state, people are being killed, cultists have taken over the state.

"I know what my role is as the deputy governor, I will stand with you, I will stand by you and I will stand behind you. I will give you my advice where necessary, but it is your prerogative take the advice but I will do my best to make sure that PDP claim victory."

Akinlade recalled the support he got in 2019, from Ladi Adebutu's faction of the PDP when he ran against Dapo Abiodun, under the Allied Peoples Movement, APM, saying, '...and it reflected clearly in the result of that election.'

Akinlade, backed by Amosun, was the first runner up in 2019 after he was defeated by about 19,000 votes by Governor Dapo Abiodun.

The former House Representatives member popularly called Triple A, also contested the APC's governorship primary held in May, but zero votes was recorded for him.

He dumped the APC last week after expressing lack of fairness and justice in the National Working Committee of the Party.

In a letter addressed to the State Chairman of APC, Akinlade hinged his resignation on the failure of the National Leadership of the Party to intervene on the internal crisis in the State Chapter of the Party.

He said he could not "in good conscience continue to participate in a process that is characterised by injustice."

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