APC Will Participate In Oyo LG Polls – Minister Of Power


*Says party now one in state

By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

The Minister of Power, Chief Adebayo Adelabu has disclosed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will participate in this month local government election in Oyo State.

Chief Adelabu said this on Sunday, after meeting APC leaders, state executive council members, as well as the Chairmanship and councillorship candidates for the election at the State Party Secretariat, Oke Ado in Ibadan

The minister emphasized that with or without the use of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) for the local government polls, APC will emerge victorious.

According to the Minister, APC is ready and in high spirit to win the April 27, local government elections in Oyo State, because the party has reunited its fold.

Chief Adelabu pointed out that APC has agreed to participate in the council election either the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) deploys the use of BVAS or not because it would be difficult to manipulate the election in this social media age.

“We are here to wish our members complements of the season and also wish then a successful completion of the Ramadan fast. We also seized the opportunity to meet the party executive members and party leaders across the state and our candidates for the Chairmanship and Councillors positions for the coming local government elections in Oyo state”, he said.

Chief Adelabu added, “We discussed generally about progress of the party, now that the party has come together as one again. The party is back and we have what it takes to win any election in Oyo state today”

“We also seized the opportunity to appeal to all other members who are still out to come back to the fold of the party because when we are together, we are stronger as a party and I am so happy with the turnout at the meeting as well as the comment of the party leaders, from the Excos members, candidates and everybody.

The Minister stressed, “They are all elated and in good spirit, and they are poised to win any election in Oyo state today. I am confident that the only party in Oyo state today is APC”.

“We also congratulated out Zonal leader in the person of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state who is also with us as our Zonal leader to support us in this next election.And we spoke with our party chairmen at the local government levels to support the candidates for the next election to ensure we mobilise everybody and we do everything possible to ensure that we win the election, this April.”

Speaking further, the Minister said “We have agreed to go for the election. We will not abandon or boycott the election. BVAS or not, APC will win local government elections in Oyo state.

“This is the day of social media, no one can do any hankypanky. It must be a transparent and credible elections. People are out there, waiting for APC to come out and we shall win”.


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