BREAKING: Ajanaku Rejoins APC, Declares Support For Adelabu
Less than two months after joining the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP, Otunba Rotimi Ajanaku, has returned to his old party, the All Progressives Congress, APC.
He disclosed this during a press conference which took place at his Dino Hotel, Imalefalafia, Oke-Ado, Ibadan today.
This is just as he declared support for the governorship ambition of Oloye Adebayo Adelabu.
Ajanaku had sought to fly the flag of the APC, to represent Ibadan North West/ South West federal constituency of Oyo State.
According to him, he would reconcile with outgoing incumbent Hon. Saheed Akinade-Fijabi if he wishes, adding that he has forgotten all that occurred during the electioneering process.
I Am Back To My Root
The only constant phenomenon in life is change!
In my press statement when I joined the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), after my unpalatable experience in the All Progressives Congress (APC),as I was denied the House of Representatives ticket, I emphasized that my supporters and loyalists are the determining factor in every political decision I take. I do not always decide without their consent. These people were severely embittered and they insisted that I must run on any available platform since there was no provision for independent candidacy.
You may recall that I reiterated that leaving the progressives bloc was a painful decision for me, judging by my investment and unquantifiable contribution since my foray into politics in the late 90s.
The outcome of the last National Assembly elections showed that my political camp is a formidable force to reckon with in Ibadan Northwest/Southwest Federal Constituency. Though, I didn’t win the election, the results of the election reflected our conspicuous absence in the APC.
The timely and uncommon intervention of the Executive Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Senator Isiaq Abiola Ajimobi unequivocally fast-tracked the whole process, through his assurances of immediate re-integration of my followers into the party hierarchy and other worthy considerations.
Having consulted widely with the relevant stakeholders – the party hierarchy, public opinion leaders, supporters, loyalists and well-wishers, including the APC Governorship Candidate, Chief Adebayo Adelabu *Penkelemesi*, who personally insisted on my comeback, I , Otunba Rotimi Ajanaku hereby succumbed to the public pressure to return to All Progressives Congress (APC). This became necessary in order to support the Governorship and State Assembly Candidates of the party and to further brighten their chances at polls on Saturday, March 9, 2019.
In view of this, I herewith direct my followers to start mobilising for the APC in their respective wards. Henceforth, all our campaign vehicles, billboards and other promotional materials should wear APC looks.
At this juncture, let me appreciate our father, former Governor of the State and the overall Leader of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in Oyo State, High Chief Senator Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja,the Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland, who graciously provided the platform through which I was able to test my popularity. *I am eternally grateful Your Excellency Sir!*
Thank you all.
Otunba (Dr) Rotimi Ajanaku. Ibadan North West/South West Federal Constituency