A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, Captain Sunday Adebomi, has said that the party has enough personnel and the strength to wrest power from the governing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, in the next elections.
Adebomi claimed in an interview with Nigerian Tribune in Ado Ekiti, on Thursday that “strong, grassroots politicians who were in the PDP have left the party and this has left the party without a strong base in the state because of its leadership.”
Adebomi, a Captain in the United States Army, contended that “many big wigs including Chief Yinka Akerele, Senator Ayò Arise, Mr. Femi Bamisile and others like that have left the PDP because of the person of Governor Ayodele Fayose and, therefore, this will augur well for APC in the coming election.”
According to him, he was a member of the PDP but decided to leave the party because of his disagreement with the leaders of the party, whom he said denied him of the party’s ticket to represent his district in the Senate.
He said he decided to join the APC where people he referred to as “intellectually inclined who abound in the APC to be able to share ideas and fashion out ways to achieve my political ambition.”
On whether the party was still strong enough to provide a strong platform to achieve his political ambition, Adebomi said “no political party is strong on its own,” and explained that “it is the people that make the party strong and virile and make it an election-winning machine; that is why the party is supreme.”
He said it was for the reason of the strength of the people in the APC that he found it comfortable to work with the big wigs there and also contribute to the growth of the party and good governance in the state.
He said his area of interest in politics was youth development because, according to him, not many young Nigerians were given the opportunity to lead and realise their ambition and help in the sustainable development of the country.