Dr Favour Ayodele has joined the African Democratic Congress (ADC), to further pursue his aspirations of becoming Nigeria’s next President come 2023. Speaking at the public declaration of his membership which held in October at the ADC Global Campus and World Headquarters, the former 2019 Presidential Aspirant of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), said that it is time to ARISE, LIGHT NIGERIA.
Ayodele stated that under the ARISE, LIGHT NIGERIA agenda, Nigeria will be known for Agriculture, Resources, Investment, Security, Education and 24/7 Light (electricity), noting that with 24/7 electricity, Nigeria’s problems will reduce by 75%. He said, “Fellow Nigerians, we are better together. We are stronger together. Our diversity is our strength, not our weakness. What Nigeria needs right now is a Party with a political ideology that unites us, not divides us further: at home and in the diaspora. What Nigeria needs is a Party with a philosophy that empowers us, not degrade us or embarrass us. What Nigeria needs right now is a Party with an outlook that emboldens us to dream big as world class citizens, not one that makes us run for cover. What Nigeria needs is a Party with a platform that welcomes free expression of ideas as the way forward, not one that censors or threatens our lives for using our God-given voices or hopes to bribe us with “hush money”.
“Fellow Nigerians, I have found that Party to be ADC – the African Democratic Congress, under the able Chairmanship of the Honorable Chief Ralph Nwosu and the National and International Executives. After careful deliberation with my wonderful team, we have concluded that ADC aligns with our vision and ideology, with an expandable platform for the bold ideas that we bring to the table”.
He decried the senseless killing of #ENDSARS Protesters of October 20 2020, and all those killed for speaking against the evil and injustice meted on Nigerians by politicians.
“For these #ENDSARS heroes and heroines, as well as the many hundreds of martyrs whose blood have been needlessly spilled upon the soils of this nation: our brave soldiers who have died fighting terrorism, clergy men and women who have been silenced for speaking out against evil, harmless women who have been raped and some killed, farmers who have been massacred and driven out of their lands, school children and every day Nigerians who have been terrorized by instances of kidnap, some never able to return back to their families… and the list goes on and on. I humbly request we observe a moment of silence…”
He also called on present and past political aspirants of all levels to join the ADC and join hands in salvaging the country, “I therefore encourage and invite you, my friends, my colleagues, past and present political aspirants of the Gubernatorial, Senatorial, Representatives, and Local Government offices. Let us salvage our country. If not us… who? If not now… when? Let us make the African Democratic Congress party the Alternative Political Force- “THE TRUE FORCE” Remember, we cannot be like them and we refuse to join them. Let us therefore present to Nigerians a credible alternative, free from corruption, free from money-bag politics, ‘godfatherism’, ineptitude, nepotism, tribalism, backward thinking and “rulership mentality”. It is time to think Out-of-the-Box and work as if There Is-No-Box. I believe there is light at the end of this tunnel, if we arise and act now. I call on all who love this country, male or female, far or near. National development is a collective effort. The day we decide to unite under one vision, that is the day our victory will begin. That vision is here. The platform for the vision is here. Join us, let us make our nation one we can all be happy for. Another term of office with the current set of people. God forbid!”