Ogun 2019: Gboyega Isiaka meets ADC Exco, seeks support

The Ogun State Executive of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) on Friday played host to a two time gubernatorial candidate in the state, Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka (GNI) who came on a consultation and declaration visit in an event held at the Party's state secretariat in Abeokuta. 

Explaining the rationale behind the meeting, Isiaka, who led a delegation of loyalists to the venue said he came to  formally present himself as an aspirant on the platform of the ADC and also share his plans and programmes for the people.

"For me, I have been around Ogun state for a while contesting in 2011 and 2015. I am contesting again because I believe governance can be better conducted in a way that helps the people. In the last two years, I have run a movement, The Believe Movement,TBM, which is built around values reorientation and promotion of good governance. This movement has now been emptied into the ADC because I can relate with the party's philosophy and manifesto". 

Continuing, he said, "Since moving into the party, this is the first formal consultation I am making as regards my 2019 ambition and there is no better place to start than with the state executive. After now, I will extend the consultations round the twenty local governments; where I will be meeting party faithfuls, stakeholders and the electorate in those locations".

The former Group Managing Director of Gateway Holdings Limited used the occasion to restate his plans to make life more abundant for Ogun State through a revitalised blueprint that will soon be publicly unveiled. "My manifesto is a suite of programmes called 'Seven Steps to Abundance' which has Education, Healthcare, Job creation, Economic Growth, Rural Integration, Social Infrastructure and Border Towns Development as some of its major highlights". 

Isiaka commended the party leadership under Dr. Gbolade Osinowo, noting that the party has gained traction within a short time. He however urged the party to quickly make available, guidelines to all aspirants ahead of the 2019 elections.    

"I will close by advocating for more cooperation and unity within the party in order to achieve our common objective. It is also important for the party to field quality, credible and popular candidates for all elective positions as this will go a long way in determining our electoral fate".

Responding, the party Chairman, Chief Dr. Gbolade Osinowo said he was highly impressed with the aspirant's demeanour and intimidating profile. "Listening to GNI speak, he comported himself and exuded intelligence. He has justified today that he is truly a first class graduate because his speech was simply gubernatorial".

The State Chairman said the ADC is an old party with new life. He therefore urged all party faithful to be more united and work to unseat the current political administration in Ogun State. 

Dr Femi Majekodunmi, Bashorun Niyi Salako and other executive members who spoke at the event were full of praise for Isiaka and threw their weight behind his aspiration. They reckoned that the party would give it's total support to Prince Isiaka as he has shown himself worthy of representing the party at the governorship election in 2019.

Isiaka was accompanied by top bigwigs like Chief Joju Fadairo, Akogun Pegba Otemolu, Nuru Olaleye, Jimoh Olaifa, Olotu Dipo Sofowora among several others