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INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATS PARTY EMERGE AS THE BETTER ALTERNATIVE FOR EKITI 2018

A new dawn of progress has come in Ekiti State as the Independent Democrats (Third Force) concluded its party congress of the Ekiti State chapter. During the congress which was held on the 16th August, 2017 at the state party secretariat at Adkins House, Ajilosun , Ado Ekiti, election of state’s executives was held and administration of oath was done for the new elected officials after a successful election exercise.National officials of the party were on ground to facilitate the smooth running of the exercise while both the state and National officials of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were also available to ratify the election process and validate the authenticity of the party structure in the state.

Speaking at the event, Mr Austin Orobo representing the state INEC chairman commended the Independent Democrats party for a well organized congress. He made known his satisfaction about the good conduct of the party delegates at the congress as well as the coordination by the state working committee for the congress.

The chairman who said that he has been in INEC service and attended party congress for over 25 years ago maintained that the organization of ID’s congress in Ekiti is laudable.

“Even the so called big parties cannot boast of such a peaceful and well coordinated congress like the one we are seeing here today.”

He noted many Nigeria party congresses are always marred by violence, vandalization and rowdiness. He however advised the newly elected state party executives to work assiduously to achieve the objectives of the party. While he noted that it is a good thing for INEC to have many parties, it is also important to ensure discipline among party members across the state. “The more (party we have), the merrier.” He said.

The election process was free and fair. The total number of delegates from all the sixteen (16) local government of the state totalled One hundred and Sixty five (165).  Having adjudged a successful election process by the INEC officials, results were announced and the state executive officials were administered on oath of office.

The election produced the following persons in the state’s executive members; Chairman-Adeyemi Emmanuel, Vice Chairman-Oluwole Lawrence, Secretary- Adebayo Joshua, Asst. Secretary- Lawal Kamorudeen, Treasurer- Bamidele Dada, Asst. Treasurer- Oloko Oladele, Financial Secretary-Ayeni Olatunbosun, Asst. Financial secretary-Babatunde Olayinka, Organizing Secretary-Awosemo Tope, Publicity Secretary- Victor Alade, Asst. Publicity Secretary- Adegbesan Caleb, and Welfare Secretary- Olorunfemi Aroge, Women leader-Alao Dupe (Mrs), Youth Leader-Ogundipe Olusegun. Other officials and special leaders across the senatorial districts were also elected.

In his address, the party chairman while appealing to the suffering masses in the state under the leadership of PDP assured them that the Independent Democrat party is the better alternative.

“Today, we appeal to the hearts and minds of the Ekiti people, who are desperately seeking a better life void of poverty and backwardness, and are ready to take responsibility for their lives by actively participating in partisan politics towards bringing about that positive change, but have rejected the existing political parties, especially those they have given the opportunity to in time past, but have failed the Ekiti people. Today, we present to the good people of Ekiti State the better alternative to bringing about good governance and dividends of Democracy as against the existing modality of having no choice but to choose between two devils which have not been profitable to the masses thus far. Today, we have shown to the Ekiti people that Independent Democrats (ID) is the third force to salvage this state from her looming underdevelopment. Today, we have shown to Ekiti people why Independent Democrats is totally different.

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Read the full address below;

INAUGURAL SPEECH BY MR. ADEYEMI ADENIYI EMMANUEL, CHAIRMAN INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATS EKITI STATE, AT THE PARTY’S STATE CONGRESS HELD ON WEDNESDAY 16TH AUGUST, 2017

Distinguished Ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to welcome you all to this historic event, the state CONGRESS of Independent Democrats (ID), which features as its main agenda the inauguration of the state Executives of our great party for the approaching Ekiti Gubernatorial Election in 2018. Today is a major signpost on our journey to a new Ekiti. At this event, not only will the State Executives of our great party emerge, we also have the opportunity to demonstrate to the good people of Ekiti State, our democratic credentials by the way we conduct ourselves and the businesses of the day.

Today, we appeal to the hearts and minds of the Ekiti people, who are desperately seeking a better life void of poverty and backwardness, and are ready to take responsibility for their lives by actively participating in partisan politics towards bringing about that positive change, but have rejected the existing political parties, especially those they have given the opportunity to in time past, but have failed the Ekiti people. Today, we present to the good people of Ekiti State the better alternative to bringing about good governance and dividends of Democracy as against the existing modality of having no choice but to choose between two devils which have not been profitable to the masses thus far. Today, we have shown to the Ekiti people that Independent Democrats (ID) is the third force to salvage this state from her looming underdevelopment. Today, we have shown to Ekiti people why Independent Democrats is totally different.

It is important to remind this august gathering that though there have been the introduction of new political parties in the history of Ekiti state since 1999, ID is a result of the masses’ cry for a generational power shift from the existing modalities and political parties in the history of politics in Ekiti State. ID represents the first real opportunity for the Ekiti people to not only deliver a credible leader to take Ekiti State to a greater height, but also to dethrone bad governance, poverty and mediocrity gifted them by the existing political parties. I am delighted to announce to you that ID is the party long awaited for by the good people of Ekiti State to take them out of enslavement of the Egyptians to the promised land, and we are making tremendous progress even as new people who had given up hope on the Nigerian Politics as a whole, now have their hopes back in ID, getting involved actively.

I thank the national leaders of our great party especially the national CHAIRMAN in person of Hon. Edozie Madu for the confidence reposed in me and my fellow executives to establish and coordinate ID (the 3rd Force) in Ekiti. Also, I appreciate the tremendous support you have given to us in the discharge of this noble assignment. I must also thank the just inaugurated capable and articulate executives and by extension all co-opted members that served in the various committees, for the patriotic zeal and dedication to service they have put into the organization of this event. The local government delegates and leaders of our great party across the LGAs and beyond have also been very supportive in ensuring seamless coordination and implementation of our directives at the local government and ward levels.

Also worthy of mention are the numerous volunteers – who sacrificed their time and deployed their competencies to make today a reality. This event would not have been possible without the robust support of our amiable leaders, especially, TOSIN AJIBARE who worked tirelessly to support the State Congress Committee in delivering a successful event.

Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to affirm that all our state executive members are eminently qualified to take ID to the level of bringing about the betterment we all desire in our state. They have met all requisites. They all therefore have what it takes to excel and stiffen out mediocrity as being celebrated presently by the other parties. It is heartwarming that they have all demonstrated a high degree of loyalty and commitment to the cause of making ID formidable enough to trample to the ground those parties trading with the people’s lives, and have all also pledged to abide by the cores value of our party which is taking power back to the masses. This is highly commendable and holds the promise of a united and credible challenge against the APC and the PDP, and our eventual victory at the Gubernatorial Election in 2018.

We will move on from this congress to fulfill all other formalities and commence an intensive work aimed at redeeming our land and our people. And, by the grace of God, we will move on from here and go on to win the Gubernatoial Election in 2018.

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is on this note that I charge you all to do all in your capacity to see to it that this vision, our ideals see the light of the day, for our future’s sake and that of the unborn generation. And I say a big congratulations to Ekiti State and the great people therein for the success of the Congress of our great party.

May God bless us all!
May God bless the Independent Democrats (ID)!
May God bless Ekiti State!
May God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria!

Thank you for listening.

ADEYEMI ADENIYI EMMANUEL
Chairman

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