From: Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan
The All Progressives Congress (APC), in Oyo State, on Tuesday, said the party is rightly positioned and strong enough to win the governorship poll in the state during the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
The party’s Public Relations Officer, Olawale Sadare, gave the assurance in the commendation of the party for state governor, Abiola Ajimobi, over the successful conduct of of mid-term congress of APC last weekend.
According to him, “the perfect conduct of the popular congress has again set the record straight by distinguishing the APC from some vulnerable amalgams with questionable democratic pedigree operating in the political firmament of the Pacesetter State.
“The APC has, by this feat, established that only a party with widespread presence in the state is good enough to continue in office and not any one-man party or corrupt one which lacks all the essential of party politics.”
Sadare, in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan yesterday, said the party lauded the governor and other critical stakeholders “for their heroic contributions to the party’s constitutional exercise which was adjudged hitch-free across the 33 local government councils with 100 per cent of desired results achieved.”
The party described the process and outcome of the non-elective vongress as another eloquent testimony to the commitment of the APC to the full entrenchment of right values through the promotion of internal democracy and encouragement of citizen participation in the nation’s democratic space to drive good governance and sustain the Change mantra.
“In Oyo APC, we are basking in the euphoria of the huge success recorded in the last Saturday Delegates Congress for obvious reasons; people of the state would not forget in a hurry how similar exercise embarked upon in the past by the party in power used to be an avenue to throw the whole society into palpable tension.
“As against the use of cutlasses and other dangerous weapons that was the characteristics of the PDP while in power, our Party went about the whole exercise in an atmosphere devoid of violence, threat and disturbance of public peace. This is not only historic but also worthy of commendation by the public.
“Meanwhile, we commend the Executive Governor of the state who doubles as the Leader of the APC in Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, for the positive roles he played in the successful conduct of the congress.
“We also appreciate the National Headquarters of our great party, which sent a five congress committee led by Sani Dahiru El-Katazu for believing in the capability of the Chief Akin Oke-led State Executive Committee to come up with good results as usual,” he said.