Prominent members of the African Democratic Congress on Monday held a rally in Ibadan to receive the party’s governorship candidate in Oyo State, Olufemi Lanlehin.
There has been crisis in the state chapter of ADC over the choice of its governorship candidate.
Some aspirants are contesting Lanlehin’s emergence in court.
But Lanlehin, who arrived from Abuja after spending days in the Federal Capital Territory to perfect his nomination as the candidate of the party, was welcomed by a crowd of party faithful.
He was supported by other candidates for elective offices in the 2019 elections.
The rally, which took off from the Ibadan Airport at Alakia, proceeded to Iwo Road, Gate, Beere, Mapo, Molete, Oke Ado, Dugbe, Mokola and his Samonda campaign office where he addressed supporters.
Lanlehin assured the people of the state of greater times ahead.
Earlier, one of the 12 aggrieved aspirants, Remi Oseni, had declared that the party has shot itself in the leg with the recent substitution of Dr Bamidele Ajadi’s name with that of Lanlehin.
Oseni had said if the substitution happened, then the political future of Nigeria was in jeopardy.
He said the step would weaken the chances of the party and strengthened the opposition.
He said, “My hope in transforming Oyo State is fully alive. There is no amount of political intimidation that can suppress the will of God.
“If it is true INEC has replaced Dr Ajadi’s name, then Nigeria is in a serious leadership challenge that can only be cured through serious deliverance prayers
“2019 is not about party, it is about personality. We need honest people who are ready to serve.
“Deceit and act of ungodliness will not be allowed in the Government House. Oyo people will decide who will rule them.
“The time of individual or group of people choosing the governor is over. We will not allow illegality that will give birth to pains and affliction for Oyo again. Enough is enough.”