The Deputy governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Evangelist Emmanuel Oyetayo Oyewole, has joined the ruling party, People’s Democratic Party PDP, in the state.
Citing his reasons on Friday when he made the declaration during a press conference, Oyewole stated that the greater level of accelerated development and people-oriented leadership, which Governor Makinde has provided in Oyo State since 2019, endeared him to the ruling party.
He added that going by the good governance and masterful administration of Oyo State under the incumbent governor, the 2023 Governorship Election in the State should have only one clear contender, which is governor Makinde, saying that “one good term deserves another.”
In his words: “Iam the running mate to the Governorship Candidate of the ADC in Oyo State, Dr. Ganiyu Dele Ajadi, for the 2023 governorship election.
“But we are here today for what I will describe as a landmark event, a turning point in the race for the 2023 governorship election.
“I, Emmanuel Oyetayo Oyewole, the Deputy Governorship Candidate of the ADC in Oyo State, hereby denounce my membership of the ADC and pledge my total allegiance to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“I and my followers, spread across the State, have considered this decision and I can say with all sense of responsibility that I have taken this decision in the interest of Oyo State.
“Truth be told, under Governor Makinde, Oyo State is gradually transforming into the State of our collective dreams; the Pacesetter State, where different success stories in human capacity development, infrastructure development, economic expansion, improved education, security of lives and properties and health delivery gladden the hearts.
“As loyal and patriotic indigenes of Oyo State, I and the teeming members of the ADC who had earlier signed to my aspiration as ADC Deputy Governorship Candidate, we want these positive developments to continue and we believe that only Governor Makinde can make this possible.
“This is why I, Emmanuel Oyetayo Oyewole, am declaring that from this day, 21st October, 2022, I am marching forward with Omituntun 2.0, the greater level of accelerated development and people-oriented leadership, which Governor Makinde has provided in Oyo State since 2019.”