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My return to APC not about governorship ambition, says Adelabu



The Minister of Power, Mr  Adebayo Adelabu, says his return to to the All Progressives Congress (APC)  from Accord Party is not about succeeding Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State in 2027.

Adelabu said  this during his official return to the APC at the party secretariat at Oke-Ado, Ibadan on Friday.

It was reported that Adelabu had in May 2022 left the APC to join Accord party after failing to secure the governorship ticket of the party.

The minister, while addressing party faithful at the event, said that he and others  that left the party with him had  formally returned to APC to make the party stronger.

He explained they  had earlier left the party  based on principle, and not  because they had problems with APC in the state or with  party members.

“I  returned not because of 2027 governorship ambition or to takeover the party, but because I believe this is a party that brought President Bola Tinubu to power, and we need to support him to deliver on his electoral promises.

“This is not time for politics, it is time for governance and Tinubu needs our support for him to succeed and deliver on his Renewed Hope Agenda.

“I have come back to the party not to takeover the party and not to dissolve executives; we have come to the party to extend hands of fellowship and reconciliation.

“We are assuring you that we are back for cooperation and collaboration for us to build a strong party so that the party will takeover power in the state at the end of the day in  2027,” Adelabu said.

In his remarks, APC Chairmanin the state, Mr Isaac Omodewu, who was represented by the Party Secretary, Alhaji Tajudeen Olanike, said that the party was open for reconciliation and was ready to listen to  all aggrieved  members, to build a stronger party.

Also speaking, a former deputy governor, Mr Moses Adeyemo, said that the party needed peace and unity of all members for progress.

Suleiman Shehu

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