2023: Reps Minority Deputy Whip, Adekoya Thanks Constituents, Says I Remain PDP Reps Flagbearer
The Deputy Minority Whip of the House of Representatives, Hon Adesegun Abdel-Majid Adekoya who is seeking for a re-election into the Green Chamber on Tuesday penned a heartwarming tribute to the delegates of the party in the just concluded primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Ogun state.
Prominently known as Attacker in the Nigeria political circle, the federal lawmaker disclosed that the delegates from Ijebu North, Ijebu East and Ogun Waterside federal constituency duly elected him to represent their interest in the 2023 general elections.
Hon Adekokoya media office clarified that the purported election in which Mr Kenny Bello, one of the aspirants jostling for the seat claimed to have emerged as winner only took place in their imagination. You can never be a Judge in your own case.
When contacted for further clarification, Hon Adekoya media office argued that it was only the National secretariat of the party through the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC have the authority to fix, conduct and supervise such elections.
The media office stressed further that the purported election which reportedly produced Kenny Bello was not known to the party and INEC.
“Hon. Adekoya pulled the highest number of casted votes at the election that was conducted by the National Secretariat of the party which made him the candidate of the party for the Ijebu-North/Ijebu-East/Ogun Waterside Federal Constituency,” the media office concluded.
*Full text of his statement is shown below:*
AS HON. ADESEGUN ABDEL-MAJID ADEKOYA EMERGED PDP STANDARD-BEARER IN NEXT YEAR'S HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTION: HIS PROFOUND GRATITUDE
The Primary election to determine who will represent our great party, the People’s Democratic Party, in the House of Representatives election slated for next year might have come, gone and decided, in spite of the topsy-turvy that initially greeted its conduct in our Federal Constituency.
Nothing good comes easy, and cheap. In politics, especially given the sophistication that ours has assumed lately, no one expects such contestation to happen without stiff opposition. That is why we had what we witnessed before the storm finally settled and the election took place and he emerged as the party's flag-bearer.
In view of the roles played by our party national leadership, INEC, the ever-dependable party members from our Federal Constituency, his co-contestants, loyalists, members of the security agencies present and other wonderful stakeholders, the Honorable representing the good people of Ijebu-North/Ijebu-East/Ogun Waterside at the Green Chamber is obliged to convey his untainted and profound gratitude to all those who gave their all in making sure that the election went as planned and as scheduled.
He is particularly excited by the mature conduct of his co-contestants all of whom distinguished themselves as they submitted themselves to party supremacy hence the result that was eventually had. He went further to reassure all that he would be magnanimous in victory, as he expected and wished that others too are honorable and gracious, because according to him, it is a case of: NO VICTOR, NO VANQUISHED.
As far as ATTACKER is concerned, the victory is for our great party whose flag and mandate he has had the honour and privilege to have been carrying since 2015 at the Green Chamber. His parliamentary performances are no doubt huge credentials that will do our party a whole lot of good during the 2023 elections. His experience and unprecedented performances will no doubt be our trump-card. He therefore urges his fellow contestants to support him for the sake of clinching the mandates of our people in our Federal Constituency in 2023. The victory will be a collective mandate.
Once again, he is grateful for your support, solidarity and above all confidence in his capacity, track record and competence all of which made this possible.