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2023: Adelabu emerges Accord Party’s governorship candidate in Oyo

A former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Chief Adebayo Adelabu, has emerged as the governorship candidate of Accord Party in Oyo State.

Adelabu emerged the Accord Party’s candidate at an affirmation congress held at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium in Ibadan on Wednesday.

The development ended speculations on the ex-CBN official’s next political move after he joined the party from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Adelabu secured the ticket after Mr. Ayodele Oyajide withdrew his candidature as the party’s governorship flag bearer in the 2023 election.

The former CBN deputy governor, who represented the APC in the 2019 governorship election in Oyo State, dumped the party after he was defeated by a former Senator Oyo Central Senatorial District, Teslim Folarin, in the primary election held in May.

The event was attended by the party’s national executives including its Chairman, Alhaji Mohammed Nalado and a delegation of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) led by the State Administrative Secretary, Mr. Biodun Amosu.

Also at the forum were Accord Party’s National Assembly candidates, Shina Peller (Oyo North), Kolapo Kola-Daisi (Oyo South), Nurudeen Faozey(Oyo Central), Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye and Chief Rotimi Ajanaku.

Abdullahi Sanni

Abdullahi Sanni is a senior news reporter at SHO PEN ONLINE. He is a passionate writer with core interest in Politics, sports and economy reports. Abdullahi who studied mass communication at Kwara state polytechnic in Ilorin, is the 1st of six in his family. He's a multimedia journalist who has traveled far and wide in the course of his journalism career.

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