A Nigerian Lawyer and Founder of the KAFTAN Television Prince Adewole Adebayo has been elected presidential flagbearer of the Social Democratic Party, (SDP) for the 2023 general elections.
In an election that was keenly contested which drew delegates from the 36 States of the Federation to the International Conference Centre, Abuja, Adebayo polled 1,546 votes to defeat his closest rival Kadijah Okunnu-Lamidi who polled 83 votes.
The Segun Oni-led convention planning committee declared 44 votes invalid.
Adebayo while responding to his victory promised to run an all-inclusive government, and attract the best brains in various spheres of human endeavours to make the country great again.
He said SDP remains the only democratic alternative left for Nigerians “who are tired of the broken promises made by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The exercise which lasted for over nine hours was monitored by the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), a delegation led by a national commissioner, publicity and voter education, Barr. Festus Okoye and other independent observers.
Earlier, The National Chairman, of the party Alhaji Shehu Gabam, indicated that his party will change the narratives of the character of governance in Nigeria if Nigerians will give the party chance to rule the country.
According to him, the 2023 general election is the time for Nigeria to get it right by electing its candidate Prince Adewole Adebayo
Gabam said the party considered it expedient to present itself to Nigerians as a veritable alternative, advocating new initiative in administration of the country.
“Today, we have elected our party’s presidential flag bearer who is mandated to pursue our vision of a new Nigeria,” Gabam said.
“We presenting to Nigeria a new initiative on how to move our country forward to a destination that we can all be proud of.
“Nigerians and Nigeria should be and indeed tired of unfulfilled promises and dashed hopes and now ready to change their destinies.
“Nigerians are tired of unending insecurity problems, tired of poverty and want, tired of daily threats to Nigeria’s corporate coexistence, tired of non-inclusive governance, tired of policies that exaggerate our differences, tired of the daily emigration of our best brains and our youths to better climes.
“Nigerians are tired of bad leadership and tired of lack of electricity in spite of the colossal investments in power generation.
“They crave a land of equal opportunities, social justice, fairness and liberty to pursue their legitimate daily chores without hindrances, a land where existence and ability to achieve their heart desires and to contribute their quota to its development is not defined by their identities.
“These and more are the cravings of Nigerians and these can only be achieved under a new initiative that the SDP offers.”