Olanrewaju Aremu


Ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP primaries, the embattled councilors sacked by the Ondo state high court in 2017 have unanimously adopted Ifedayo Adedipe, SAN as the only senatorial aspirant for the Ondo Central Senatorial District.

The embattled councilors whose case is still pending at the Supreme Court took the decision when they met with Adedipe at his residence in Oba Ile, ondo state.

Many of the councilors are also delegates that will participate in the primary election scheduled to hold in May.

Speaking with The Insider shortly after the meeting, Olaitan Oriowo , representing ward 1 aponmu in Akure South local government and state spokesperson for the embattled councilors said the resolution was aimed at producing a good representation at the National Assembly.

Oriowo said: “What happened at the meeting was that all of us came together as embattled and former councilors in the Ondo Central Senatorial district to pay solidarity visit to Bashorun Ifedayo Adedipe SAN who was a God-sent for our struggle at the supreme court and who is now contesting for the ondo central senatorial district.

“We saw great qualities in him because he is bold and courageous, highly intelligent and connected and we know that he is the type of representative that we can have at the Senate to save this dying Nation because the country is nose diving everyday.

“So people like that are needed at the National Assembly so that the Principle of Separation Of Power would be upheld in Nigeria because the principle is being eroded day by day because of the kind of people that are elected at the National Assembly who will just be there because of their purses and selfish interest. 

“We want people that will help us build the nation and understand what it takes to create a better Nigeria because we must not continue to watch Nigeria getting worst like this.

“That is the reason all of us came together and asked the legal luminary to come and that we will support him because he should be reciprocated for his love and compassion shown to us when we were in trouble.

“Now it is time to pay him back and join force with him to ensure that people like him are sent to the Senate to represent ondo Central Senatorial district.

“Although there are other aspirants and they are all party men, we believe that the best should be presented so that he would save a dying Nation because nobody is happy with what is happening to Nigeria at the moment.

“On that note, 50 of us have met with him, and we took a resolution to adopt Bashorun Ifedayo Adedipe SAN as the candidate for the Central Senatorial District of Ondo state and were resolute and have taken decision to work for his candidature to ensure that he emerges in the coming primary election.

“It is not going to end there, all of us are going to our various wards and start working to ensure that what we have promised him come to fulfilment.”