People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has declared that Nigerian electorate has lost confidence in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Chairman, PDP Caretaker Committee in Oyo State, Tunde Akogun who dropped the hint in Ibadan, the state capital, at the maiden meeting of his committee, however, declared that the chances of the party to win next general elections in the state were bright.
Akogun, who noted that the function of the committee was to deliver the state to the PDP fold from 2019 however, warned members of the party against unapproved meeting without his approval.
He said: “It is no more news that the Nigerian electorate has lost confidence in the APC-led Federal Government and if we observe the disenchantment caused by recent avoidable controversies in the state, the chances of a united and virile PDP to win subsequent elections in Oyo State is very bright.
Akogun also declared that the party has fixed its ward congresses for Saturday, October 21, local government congresses for Saturday, October 28, while the state congress has been slated for 4th of November this year.
While speaking on the importance of the meeting, Akogun said that the meeting would help the elected members of the party to take part in the forthcoming national congress.
He warned all the party members not to convey the party’s meeting at state level without the approval of the appropriate authority of the party, saying whoever goes against the party rules will be sanctioned.
Akogun vowed to do everything possible to have a viable and active party acceptable to the masses, adding that the party glory’s will be restored even with the limited time he has, adding that he will ensure free, fair and transparent atmosphere to members in repositioning the party.
According to him, “We will conclude our assignment by supervising the conduct of congress at the ward on Saturday, 21-10-17 while local government councils comes up on Saturday 28-10-17 and the state Saturday 04-11-2017 to enable our elected candidates vote at the national convention coming soon.
“Let me appeal to all of you to give us your sincere and fullest cooperation in order to finish the job successfully and as scheduled.
“Let me warn that on no account should anyone convoke a PDP meeting at the state level without my approval as any such person(s) will be sanctioned. On our part, the secretary and I will do everything possible to have a viable and active party which will be acceptable to the masses that will restore our lost glory even within this very limited time.
“We will ensure a free, fair, transparent and conducive atmosphere to all members in order to reposition our great party for victory.”
Present at the meeting were ex-Secretary to the state government, Sarafadeen Abiodun Alli; Ayo Adeseun; former minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke Akinjide; former governorship aspirant of the party, Seyi Makinde, and Femi Babalola.
Others are Gbenga Babalola, Femi Lanlehin, Wole Oyelese, Mulikat Adeola Akande, Muraina Ajibola, Yemi Aderibigbe, Isiaka Adeola, Dotun Oyelade and Kehinde Ayoola.
Akinremi Feyisipo , Ibadan