By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Elders Advisory Council in Oyo State and former governor of the state, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala on Thursday hinted that APC will be in power in the state before 2023.
The former governor dropped this hint in his Ogbomoso country home while addressing APC members after revalidating his membership of the party at his Sabo/Taara ward 10, Olukotun compound polling unit in Ogbomoso North local government area of Oyo state with his wife Chief (Mrs.) Oluwakemi Alao-Akala.
Otunba Alao-Akala maintained that APC being the ruling party at the National level, the best thing for the party and its stakeholders ” as a state is to make sure Oyo state is also an APC state and this will soon become a reality”
“Let me now shock you, all things being equal and without mincing words, APC will be in power in Oyo state before 2023.And come 2023, we will still be in power God willing. I won’t go into details more than this but I tell you, we are putting finishing touches to the process to make it a reality”, he said.
Otunba Alao-Akala added, “in the next couple of days, you will see new faces and new movements amongst us, welcome them with open hands, make them comfortable, it is part of the process”.
“Don’t fight anybody, let the process go on smoothly, don’t feel intimidated by their coming. Let us gladly receive them into the APC fold.Since the P.D.P does not appreciate being in power, we will take it away from them.You know we operate an all encompassing and open door policy”.
Describing the ongoing APC registration and re-validation of membership exercise as impressive with the huge turnout witnessed within the first two days of commencement of the programme, the former governor lauded APC members for embracing the exercise.
“Your unprecedented turnout for this membership registration and re-validation exercise tells a lot about your readiness and willingness to stand with the party come rain, come shine.You have willing come out to identify with the All Progressives Congress without any form of inducement or coercion and which is a pointer to the fact that our great party the APC is acceptable across all divides.