By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The All Progressives Congress, (APC,) faction in Oyo State under the auspices of Unity Forum on Monday claimed that members of the Forum recorded overwhelming victory in the Sunday’s rescheduled ward congress in the state.
Unity Forum in a statement made available to newsmen also lauded
members of the party for the peaceful and successful conduct of the ward congress in the state which made it possible for the forum to record ” overwhelming victory ” at the polls..
According to the statement issued in Ibadan on Monday,by the Forum’s Secretary, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun, the Forum praised members of the Congress Committee led by Mallam Musa Halilu Ahmed for the successful exercise.
“It is on record that members of the Unity Forum were the only ones that collected nomination forms from the Congress Committee in accordance with the party guidelines and participated in the ward congress of Sunday May 6, 2018 as directed by the Congress Committee and observed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as stipulated by the party guidelines.” the Forum said.
The Forum however frowned at the alleged “executive recklessness” in Oyo state through which alleged unsavoury efforts were made “to frustrate the peaceful conduct of the exercise, including the violent attack on the Stakeholders meeting of the party on Saturday.”
It also “condemn in strong terms the alleged distribution of fake nomination forms by some officials of the state government in the desperate bid to frustrate the congress, even when aspirants sponsored by the governor’s group had failed to pay stipulated nomination fee for the collection of the form.”
While assuring of its commitment to the ideals of progressive politics and restated its commitment to the second term bid of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Unity Forum said, “we wish to alert the good people of Oyo State to the grandstanding of officials of the Oyo State government who are mourning in private over their landslide loss in the congress but pretending in the media that they were satisfied and happy with the outcome of the congress”.
“We call on the national secretariat of the party to apprehend members who were found with fake nomination forms and punished according to the laws of the party”.