By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.
Director’s General of six major political parties in Oyo State under the auspices of Forum of Forum of Director’s General of Campaign Organizations of various opposition political parties in Oyo State has declared that enough is enough of intimidation, threat or harrrasment by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
The Forum in a statement made available to newsmen signed by the Director’s General of African Democratic Congress, Lawal A.Basiru, Chief Abioye Oke,
DG SDP, Chief Wale Ohu, DG ADP, Hon Waheed Akan, DG ZLP, Honourable Bayo Lawal, DG PDP and Barrister Ademola Adeniji, DG AD vowed that “no amount of chaos, gansterism and killings can shift the resolve of the people of Oyo State to vote out the APC at the forthcoming polls.”
“The catalogue of woes and war of attrition being waged on the citizens of Oyo State in the hands of the monster called APC is to be put to check with immediate effect. We repeat in unison, no amount of intimidation, threat or harrrasment can change this narrative. We stand firm in our belief that the end has come for the tyrant in Power,” it said.
The DGs added “we members of the opposition political parties have come to the conclusion that we have had enough of their excesses and tolerated these untoward, Barbaric and Ill-mannered approach towards the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
According to the forum, the “recent happenings in the political firmament of our own Oyo State necessitates the coming together of the various Directors General of the campaign organization of candidates of various opposition political parties participating in the forthcoming General elections in Oyo State.
“Our resolve to come together as one Indivisible, united entity is premised on the determination and resolve of opposition political parties in Oyo State to checkmate the oppressive, undemocratic and public forsaken All Progressives Congress (APC) and to liberate the people of Oyo State from the shackles of the oppressors who are hellbent on holding on to Power for their own selfish interest.
“The noticeable undemocratic ways of the All Progressives Congress under the supervision of an Incumbent Governor who is hellbent on securing a 3rd term by proxy with the intention of further enslaving and Improverishing the enlightened and good natured people of Oyo state necessitated this great call for action.
“Events in recent past has shown that the ruling party in Oyo State (All Progressives Congress) to be precise is jittery of the Imminent loss staring it in the face and as a face saving measure chosen to go for the jugular. The series of attacks on Opposition Political Parties being perpetrated by agents and privys of the Government in power is becoming worrisome and can no longer be tolerated.”
The DGs maintained that “at the last count billboards and campaign posters belonging to various political parties, carrying the message of hope to the good people of Oyo State have been destroyed with reckless abandon.
“The Peoples Democratic Party has been an object of vicious attack by the APC and its hoodlums in recent times as series of coordinated attacks are launched on the Party and its members unabatedly.”
They added, “just on Thursday 31st of January, 2019, at Ojoo area of Ibadan, another round of attack was launched on the campaign train of PDP by agents of the ruling APC government who opened fire on the convoy of the PDP Gubernatorial Candidate, leaving scores of supporters Including passersby seriously injured and five dead.
“The Campaign team of the African Democratic Congress was attacked by members of the APC at Afijio Local Government Area few days back.
The recent attack on the House of Representatives candidate of the Zenith Labour Party at Sabo area of Ibadan speaks volume of the Intolerance of the now out of favor APC in their bid to silence members of the opposition.”
“Our resolve to come together as one Indivisible, united entity is premised on the determination and resolve of Opposition political parties in Oyo State to checkmate the Oppressive, Undemocratic and Public forsaken All Progressive Congress (APC) and to liberate the people of Oyo state from the shackles of the oppressors who are hellbent on holding on to Power for their own selfish interest,” it stated.