THE All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State has described the planned local government election in the state as one that will nail the coffin of the Accord Party in state.
The ruling party boasted increased strength with what it called the influx of “credible” members of the opposition Accord, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Labour Party, Social Democratic Party (SDP), and others into its fold.
The APC made the remarks in a statement by its director of publicity and Strategy, Olawale Sadare, in reaction to a media report quoting two chieftains of the Accord, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin and Chief Bisi Ilaka, as describing their party as the one to beat in the February 11, 2017 election.
The APC called the comments of the politicians “ranting of some passengers of a deflated political bus,” saying they were only “testing the waters to know whether they are still relevant in the polity, having suffered colossal losses in the last general elections as Accord Party candidates.”
The APC, however, said that “no gang-up of spent forces and failed leaders” would yield any desired results inasmuch as the people of the state had been “liberated and would never go back to their vomit.”
“For the avoidance of doubt, the planned local government elections of early next year would be the final burial of the Accord Party in Oyo State as APC is waxing stronger with the influx of credible members of the opposition Accord, PDP, LP, SDP and others into our fold.
“Furthermore, it is only those who are not sincere with themselves that would discredit the resolve of the OYSIEC to conduct credible elections on the date announced.
“We trust the ability of the commission to deliver on promise and we are not leaving any stone unturned to ensure all-round victory at the polls. As soon as the guidelines are made public, our great party will begin its full build-up for the elections as we shall be fielding credible and patriotic candidates for the available posts,” the APC said.