Chieftains of the newly resuscitated Social Democratic Party (SDP), yesterday, stormed Ibadan, the Oyo State capital to woo a former governor of the state, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala and others into the party.
The party stalwarts led by its National Chairman, Chief Olu Falae; a former Minister for Education, Prof. Tunde Adeniran; Ambassador Yemi Farounbi; another former Minister, Dr. Olu Agunloye; Hon. Taiwo Akeju; Chief Kola Balogun; and Princess Oyeronke Akinlolu, echoed the need for “all patriotic Nigerians who believe in national unity, justice, equity and progress to come together and rescue the nation.”
Both Falae and Adeniran stressed the ideologies of SDP, just as they expressed optimism that Nigerians across geopolitical zones in the country were daily queuing behind the party to fast track the development of Nigeria from May 2019.
Falae said they were in Ibadan to start the rebuilding of a new Nigeria project so as to safeguard the future of the nation from precipice and “rudderless leadership.”
“There is a need for us to be together to save Nigeria and restore democracy by bringing about a new hope for fulfillment,” he said.
Responding, Akala who could not hide his joy said he was humbled to receive such a high powered delegation of notable elder statesmen in his Bodija Ibadan residence. Describing Falae and others as credible Nigerians who had made their marks in politics, Akala promised to get back to the party very soon after discussions with his statewide supporters.