*says forces hell bent on causing crisis
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
With few days to the commencement of the All Progressives Congress (APC) nationwide membership registration and revalidation exercise, the Oyo State chapter of the party on Wednesday alerted of an alleged plans by “external forces” to polarise the party on the exercise.
Raising the alarm in a statement by its Assistant Publicity Secretary, Prince Ayobami Adejumo, the party vowed not to close its eyes “at the possible incursion of some external forces backed by some over zealous political players within the APC who are still hell bent of sponsoring crisis in Oyo state”.
The party emphasized that the “external forces” are planning to polarize the party in Oyo state for selfish reasons, cautioning that the external forces should stay away or be ready to lick their own wounds.”.
“This time, we would not close our eyes at the possible incursion of some external forces backed by some over zealous political players within the APC who are still hell bent of sponsoring crisis in Oyo APC for their own selfish ends ahead of the next general elections. As a matter of fact, the national leadership of our great party is being put on notice that we are capable of handling the exercise as one united family because stakeholders are aware of the task before the party in the state”, it said.
Oyo APC added, “what is more important to us is how to ensure that every willing person is captured in the party’s data base regardless of their location and physical status before the end of it all. The situation in Oyo state now indicates that electorate would be willing to return us to power again in 2023 as doing so would afford them the opportunity to have unhindered access to public safety, improved infrastructure, clean environment, prosperity among other basic things which the current PDP administration has shown that it lacked the capacity to provide.”
“As the December 12, 2020 date announced for the commencement of the All Progressives Congress’ membership registration and revalidation exercise approaches, the Oyo state chapter of the party has indicated its readiness and preparedness for the exercise as it called on those “external forces planning to polarize the party in the state for selfish reasons to stay away or be ready to lick their own wounds”.
The party emphasized that ” the planned exercise was critical to the future of the party as it was necessary for all stakeholders comprising APC leadership at all levels, genuine democrats and patriots to play their part and ensure the exercise record a huge success”, saying, “in Oyo APC, all hands are on deck to deliver on the mandate as we are already putting in place the necessary arrangement to accommodate both the teeming existing and prospective members across the 351 Wards in the state”.
It stressed, “the Chief Akin Oke-led Executive Committee will leave no stone unturned to make the atmosphere conducive for all stakeholders and supporters of our great party to work together and come up with accurate data bank for party faithful as desired.”
“It is equally pertinent to make a strong appeal to our Party’s national headquarters not to give any room for saboteurs and divisive elements who might want to compromise the smooth conduct of the exercise in Oyo state. As it stands now, the question of individuals or groups trying to outdo one another is not expected before and during the exercise because the goal of membership registration and revalidation goes beyond self aggrandizement or settling of scores among gladiators.”