Adebayo Adelabu, the Minister of Power under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has announced his intention to return to the All Progressives Congress (APC) after dumping Accord.
Recall that Adelabu who was the gubernatorial candidate for the Accord party in the Oyo 2023 election had left the APC amidst a crisis during the build-up to the Oyo 2023 elections.
He had announced his resignation from the APC after losing to Senator Teslim Folarin by more than 600 votes during the primaries.
However, in a letter addressed to the State Chairman and all Progressive Party Congress (APC) leaders in Oyo State, Adelabu stated that he will officially announce his return at a ceremony to be held at the Party Office in Oke-Ado on December 15, 2023.
The letter dated December 6, 2023 and titled; CEREMONY TO ANNOUNCE MY RETURN TO APC reads; “I hereby write to notify the State Executives and leaders of All Progressive Party Congress (APC), Oyo State, of my intention to officially announce my return to our Great Party at a ceremony to be held at the Party Office in Oke-Ado on 15th December, 2023.
I want this ceremony to be anchored by the State Executives with all Local Government Party Chairmen and Leaders in attendance.
“You will recall that I left the party alongside my faithful and loyal followers at the peak of the crisis rocking the party emanating from the manner the state Congress and consequently the Primary Elections were administered.
“However, having consulted with our National Leaders and National Executives, I have decided to return to the Party. My first demonstration of this was a courtesy visit to the Party National Chairman where we agreed on the imperatives of my return to the party.
“As a serving Minister of Power of the Federal Republic of Nigeria under President Tinubu led Administration, I look forward to a robust working relationship with the State Executive, Party Leaders and entire party members towards achieving the renewed hope Agenda of Mr. President and the party at large, and in particular, in installing an gan APC-led Government at the State level in 2027 for an unprecedented development of Oyo State.”