By Rebecca Akinkanju
The gubernatorial candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Oyo state, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin on Saturday welcomed decampees numbering about 3, 000 opposition members into the party in Ogbomosoland as he continued drive towards winning the 2019 race in the state.
Lanlehin during the campaign rally promised to revamp and restore the lost glory of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso.
The Institution has been faced with financial and administrative challenges for the past seven and half years of the Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration.
A release by Mr. Akeem Olatunji, the Director of Public Communication, New Media and Tertiary Institutions for Senator Olufemi Lanlehin Campaign Organization (SOLANCO) said the decampees were from the APC; the Peoples Democratic Party, Action Democratic Party and the Zenith Labour Party.
Olatunji said Lanlehin at a meeting with LAUTECH academic community stakeholders, frowned at the manner at which money spinning ventures like LAUTECH farm, LAUTECH Distance Learning Program, Pre-Degree Program and other initiatives designed to boost LAUTECH internally generated revenue were frustrated in a way that the once best state owned university has now becomes a shadow of itself.
While welcoming over 3000 defectors, he said Lanlehin admonished the people of Ogbomoso to vote enmass for the ADC, the only political party with human face that is poised to bring succour to the people of Oyo state.
He maintained that “the people of the state have been facing unnecessary hardship and suffering under the harsh and wicked government of the APC.
“The rally attracted party faithful and members of the public who came in large numbers to listen to the manifestoes of the ADC and its flag bearer, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin in 2019 governorship election,” Olatunji added.