Nigerians are already experiencing buyers’ remorse concerning the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), according to the Oyo State caretaker chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Tunde Akogun.
To him, the people have now seen through the lies through which the APC wrested power from the PDP, at both the national and the state levels.
Akogun made the declaration on Wednesday in Ibadan, the state capital, at the inaugural meeting of his committee.
Je expressed confidence that the chances of the PDP to win the next general elections in the state are bright.
Akogun noted that the function of the committee was to deliver the state to the PDP fold from 2019.
He however warned members of the party against unapproved meeting without his approval.
He said: “It is no more news that the Nigerian electorate has lost confidence in the APC led Federal Government and if we observe the disenchantment caused by recent avoidable controversies in the state, the chances of a united and virile PDP to win subsequent elections in Oyo State are very bright.”
Akogun also declared that the PDP has fixed its ward congresses for Saturday 21 October, local government congresses for Saturday 28th October while the state congress has been slated for 4th of November this year.
While speaking on the importance of the meeting, Akogun said that the meeting would help the elected members of the party take part in the forthcoming national congress.
He warned all the party members not to convene the party’s meeting at state level without the approval of the appropriate authority, saying that whoever does so would be sanctioned.
Akogun vowed to do everything possible to have a viable and active party acceptable to the masses, adding that the PDP’s old glory would be restored even with the limited time he has, pledging to ensure free, fair and transparent atmosphere to members in repositioning the party.
He said, “We will conclude our assignment by supervising the conduct of congress at the ward on Saturday, 21-10-17 while local government councils comes up on Saturday 28-10-17 and the state Saturday 04-11-2017 to enable our elected candidates vote at the national convention coming soon.
“Let me appeal to all of you to give us your sincere and fullest cooperation in order to finish the job successfully and as scheduled.
“Let me warn that on no account should anyone convocation a PDP meeting at the state level without my approval as any such person(s) will be sanctioned.
“On our part, the secretary and I will do everything possible to have a viable and active party which will be acceptable to the masses that will restore our lost glory even within this very limited time.
“We will ensure a free, fair, transparent and conducive atmosphere to all members in order to reposition our great party for victory.”
Present at the meeting are ex-Secretary to the state government, Barrister Sarafadeen Abiodun Alli, Senator Ayo Adeseun, former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Chief Jumoke Akinjide, former governorship aspirant of the party, Engr Seyi Makinde, and Engineer Femi Babalola.
Others are Senator Gbenga Babalola, Senator Femi Lanlehin, Elder Wolfe Oyelese, Hon. Mulikat Adeola Akande, Hon. Muraina Ajibola, Hon. Yemi Aderibigbe, Hon. Isiaka Adeola, Mr. Dotun Oyelade, and Hon. Kehinde Ayoola.