A large crowd of supporters and party faithful, on Tuesday, graced a unity rally of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the four local government areas in Oyo town constituting Oyo Federal Constituency.
The rally, which was jointly organised by all the four groups that coalesced into ADC in the state as part of the campaign for the party’s National Assembly candidates, took off from Iware town through Fiditi, Jobele, Akinmorin, Awe, Ilora and communities in other local government areas of the constituency.
Present at the rally were the Senator currently representing Oyo Central district, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu, who is seeking a re-election and a former member of the House of Representatives and ADC candidate for Oyo Federal Constituency in 2019, Honourable Maroof Akinwande.
Others included Honourable Gbenga Oyekola who is seeking another term from Atiba State Constituency; Honourable Muyideen Olagunju, seeking to be re-elected for Oyo East/Oyo West State Constituency and Honourable Solomon Gbade Adekunle, ADC candidate for Afijio State constituency.
Party leaders across the constituency who attended the rally were led by Mr James Olukunle, who doubles as the Oyo Central Senatorial chairman; Pa Siju Salami; Chief Olaoye; Elder E.O Oluokun; Olori Moji Adeyemi; Alhaji Kareem Gaskiya; Elder Wahab Olubuse; Honourable Sunday Adesiji; Dr Murtala Adejumo; Alhaji Suleiman Ajepe; Alhaji Ademola Romoke; Hon Adeola Oladejo; Mr Gbadebo Isiaka; Pa Opa Oguntude; Alhaji Aji Ajisope; Hon J.O Olanisebe and others.
The leaders as well as ADC candidates, led by Senator Sunmonu, took turn to address the crowd at Methodist Primary School play ground in Apaara, assuring them of the desire of the ADC to bring about real and positive change to the constituency and the state form 2019.
While thanking the people for their support and enthusiasm shown towards the party, they appealed to the people to vote for all the candidates of the party so as to make the desired positive change a reality.
Some of the participants who spoke at the rally expressed joy that ADC emerged as an alternative platform to challenge the All Progressives Congress (APC), which they accused of riding to power on the change mantra but brought undesirable change instead of the expected positive change.
They told the candidates and the leaders that ADC had rekindled hope of a better tomorrow in them, promising to vote all the candidates presented by the party in the 2019 elections.
Senator Sunmonu and Honourable Oyekola were optimistic that ADC would sweep the polls in the federal constituency judging by the support they had received from the people and promise of real change by the party.