An Abeokuta-based broadcaster and Nollywood actor, Gbenga Adebayo Oladunni , popularly known as Imalian Boy, has emerged the Ogun State House of Assembly candidate of Accord Party.
Adebayo, like other 25 candidates across 26 State Constituencies in Ogun, were elected in the primary election that was conducted on Friday by the Accord Party, giving them the mandate to participate and fly the party’s flag in the State House of Assembly general elections slated for February, 2019.
The Accord Party primary polls which were conducted by the party’s national officials, namely, Barrister Oke and Chief Babatunde; State Executives of the party being chaired by Elder Isiaka Amusa; representatives of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC); Observers and relevant security agencies, produced Adebayo as candidate that will represent Abeokuta North State Constituency in 2019.
Imalian Boy was elected unopposed by 112 delegates that participated in the primaries through a voice vote which affirmed Gbenga Adebayo Oladunni as the State House of Assembly candidate of Accord Party in accordance with the party constitution and INEC guidelines.
Accord Party primaries also produced Sir Tope Tokoya as governorship candidate of the party in the state in addition to the three Senatorial candidates as well as nine Federal House of Representatives candidates, expected to participate in the 2019 general elections.
Speaking on his emergence as candidate of Accord Party in Abeokuta North State Constituency, Adebayo commended the electoral process that produced him as the party’s standard bearer, saying the race has just begun to the Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, State House of Assembly.
He said, “Yes, I was elected candidate of Accord Party that will fly the party’s flag come next year as the representative of Abeokuta North State Constituency through a voice vote and affirmation from 112 delegates who were duly screened by our National Secretariat, State Executives and INEC.
“I must thank Accord Party leadership in the State and at the National Secretariat as well as the entire members of the party.
“We must however remind ourselves that the struggle to wrest power from the ruling party, as a strong opposition party, has just started and the party leaders should encourage all the candidates at all levels, in all ramifications in order to win general elections in 2019.”