Ondo 2016: NNPP Elects Bada As Guber Candidate

The Ondo State Chapter of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) yesterday held its affirmative state congress where a grass root politician, Dr. Oluwadare Bada, was unanimously elected as the party’s candidate for the forthcoming governorship election in the state.

The congress which took place at Plaza motel, Oke Ijebu quarters, Akure was attended by 222 delegates, hundreds of party members, members of the party Excos in Ondo State as wells as some national officers of the party and representatives of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Speaking at the Congress, National Secretary of the party, Mr. Agbo Major, said that he was overwhelmed by the turn out of party members and delegates at the event, adding that the crowd indicates that everyone in Ondo state wants an alternative party that won’t fail them.

He noted that it was sad that a particular division in Ondo State had been denied the opportunity of ruling the state.

As a result of this, he told the gathering to see reasons why they have to work for the victory of the party’s governorship candidate, Dr. Oluwadare Bada, who is from the sidelined division (Akure Division) during the election.

Mr. Agbo continued that the story had been the same from all the people he had interacted with since he got to Ondo state on Wednesday that it is the turn of the Akure Division to be governor in Ondo State.

He added that the party, NNPP, is the alternative for the Nigerian people since the first and second parties that had earlier been in government had failed them.

Agbo stressed the need for the NNPP’s governorship candidate, Dr. Bada, to be elected during the November 26th gubernatorial election so that he can use his experience as a grass root politician to liberate the people of the state from slavery.

Furthermore, he urged the people of Ondo state to ensure that their votes count during the governorship election. He also advised them to be very vigilant and protect their votes In their respective Polling Units.

Speaking on Dr. Bada, the party’s national secretary said that it was the trust and confidence plus his experience as a politician that made all other aspirants in the party step down for him so he could be unanimously adopted during the affirmative congress.

His words: “Our candidate, Dr. Oluwadare Bada, may not be a money bag but one thing is clear, he represents goodwill, integrity and good leadership.

“Dr. Bada had been tested at different capacities in Ondo State and he has never failed. We too have discovered that he is a grass root politician that can deliver this state from slavery”

He concluded that the people of Ondo state should reject bad government, stressing that the incumbent governor of the state, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, had failed them.

“I have been able to interact with different people since yesterday that I came and the story has been the same. They are all complaining that the government is not performing as expected” he said.

In his acceptance speech, the party’s governorship candidate, Dr. Oluwadare Bada, thanked all the 222 delegates and all other party members at the Congress for unanimously adopting him as the NNPP’s flag bearer in the November poll.

Dr. Bada promised not to fail the people of Ondo state if elected as governor in November.

He stressed: “I am a politician who will never dribble people. I had been tested on many occasions and I didn’t fail. I had been Chairman of the State Hospital Management Board, I had been Commissioner for Health in the state, and I didn’t disappoint the people.

“I know what the people of Ondo state want and that we shall give to them. We shall make sure that no one goes hungry in Ondo state under my administration, and that is why our party which is an alternative party stands for agriculture, food sufficiency and peace in a stable and united Nigeria.

” This is my time and it shall come to pass. I had been a kingmaker but now, I also want to be a king. I am a man of principles. I am not desperate and that was why I rejected an offer from former president Olusegun Obasanjo to be a deputy governor in 2002″

Speaking while presenting Dr. Oluwadare Bada to the party members as the NNPP governorship candidate in the forthcoming election in Ondo state, the state chairman, Dr. Femi Famakinwa, urged the people of the state not to sell their future to money bag politicians.

He pressed further the NNPP is the only party that can remove the state from the list of debtors if elected to rule the state.

The Congress which was attended by over 2,000 people was observed by the Returning Officer, Barrister Tosin Abidoye, and some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).