By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State on Monday tasked all its members and supporters to start working immediately towards wresting power in the from the opposition party in 2023.
This was part of the resolutions in a communiqué issued at the end of the expanded meeting of APC leaders drawn from the 33 local government areas of the state, presided over Governor Abiola Ajimobi, held at the Government House, Ibadan.
The APC leaders maintained that there is the need for the party’s members and supporters to put behind them the last governorship election loss.
In the communique, Oyo APC vowed to challenge the outcome of the general election in places where it felt there were glaring irregularities, saying, ” the party decides to challenge election results where it felt unconvinced with the released results.
At the meeting, APC leaders and members passed a vote of confidence in the Ajimobi-led administration, saying, it was impressed by its unprecedented achievements and impressive performance in its historic eight-year tenure.
The communiqué signed by the Oyo state APC Publicity Secretary , Dr. AbdulAzeez Olatunde, urged members to be happy and take solace in the feat already recorded by the progressives, having been opportune to rule the state for eight unbroken years.
“Meeting urged members to walk tall and be cheerful because this is the first time the progressives would be opportune to have eight unbroken successive years of governance since the era of the Western Region.
“The party resolved to embrace genuine reconciliation and frown upon SENACO AND LAMIST factionalization (within the state APC).The party warn its members to avoid buck passing and blame game, but rather chart roadmap to 2023 in earnest. Elected party candidates are urged to embrace regular interface with party members, avoid the temptation of abandoning the party, while more members are assured of Federal Government’s patronage more than ever before.”
Expressing gratitude to the people of the state for the opportunity given to the party to serve them from 2011 to date and also for electing two of its three senatorial candidates, nine out of its 14 House of Representatives candidates, as well as five House of Assembly candidates.the party added that it has ” resolved to offer formidable opposition to the incoming administration to deepen delivery of democracy and good governance for the greatest good of the citizenry of the state.
The meeting was attended by 289 APC leaders and members from across Oyo state including the Deputy Governor, Chief Moses Adeyemo; Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olagunju Ojo; state Chairman of the party, Chief Akin Oke, as well as its governorship candidate in the March 9 election, Chief Adebayo Adelabu.members of the state executive council of the party, zonal leaders from Ibarapa, Oke Ogun, Oyo, Ogbomoso, Ido, Ibadan, local government chairmen of the party, secretaries, as well as victorious and defeated candidates of the party in the general election.