Adedeji Adesoji Michael popularly known as Iba Agba has joined the Labour Party, saying the party is the right platform that aligns with his aspiration.
According to him, he had chosen a path that he considered to be in line with his aspirations and mantra of taking his constituency to El Dorado.
Adedeji, who is seeking to succeed the third term House of Representatives candidate of All Progressives Congress, Hon. Segun Odebunmi Bunvic, after the expiration of his regime in 2023, disclosed this while addressing his followers on Thursday.
He said, “With deep sense of gratitude, I appreciate my good people of Ogo-Oluwa/Surulere Federal Constituency, especially our youths who have joined me in the mission of taking back and reuniting our constituency for your unflinching support and commitment towards our common goal of ensuring that we continue to have quality representation at the House of Representatives. I have heard your voices very loud and clear. This project is yours and for the future of your children. I am just a facilitator.
“I am deeply appreciative of your commitment to elect me in 2023 to represent you at the House of Representatives.
“Since I resigned from the APC because of issues that are at variance with my persona and principles, I have consulted widely with various parties and personalities to ensure we do not complicate the path to our desired destination.
“For me, the process of achieving our goal is as fundamental as what one will do thereafter.
As a result of popular demand and request from you, I hereby with deep sense of responsibility and profound humility formally notify you that I’ll be contesting the 2023 election on the platform of the Labour Party (LP). The social democratic ideals of the Labour Party is consistent with the social welfarism political philosophy which we as a people have subscribed to for many generations.
“Therefore, I have chosen a path that I consider to be in line with our aspirations and my mantra of taking our constituency to El Dorado; and that is the Labour Party which is synonymous with the people, workers, development, production, securing and uniting Oyo state as one family.
“I invite all of you to join me in taking back our constituency. Be assured that I’ll never let you down.
“I thank you for your unflinching support and commitment to our common goal despite all the challenges we have faced.”
The House of Representatives hopeful joined Labour Party in his bid to actualise his ambition.
Justifying his decision, the new LP chieftain said recent developments within the APC had made it impossible for him to continue in the House of Representatives race under the platform.
He, however, assured the residents of Ogo Oluwa/Surelere of contributing to the growth of the constituency.