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Gang-up against Ajimobi, APC will not work, says party chief

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State has dismissed a planned coalition by opposition parties against Governor Abiola Ajimobi, as inconsequential.

State Chairman of the party, Akin Oke, disclosed this yesterday at the APC campaign rally at the Plank Market, Bodija, and Yemetu, in Ibadan.

The governor, his wife, Florence, and the APC’s governorship candidate, Adebayo Adelabu and other party chiefs attended the campaign.

Addressing party supporters, Oke said the people would not leave the road and head for the bush, or fall for the opposition’s gang up that would set the state backwards.

A former governor of the state, Adebayo Alao-Akala, who is also contesting the March 2 governorship election on another platform, had on Saturday vowed to lead a coalition to ensure that the APC was defeated in the election.

Oke said: “We will not lose sleep over the empty boasts by mushroom opposition parties that are just on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s ballot papers to make the numbers. They are having a dream that will not materialise, because the planned coalition will fail.

“Many of them have had the opportunity of ruling this state before and they failed the masses. The APC met the state in a mess and Ajimobi cleaned it up. Our people will not allow this so-called opposition coalition to take us back to the woods.”

The chairman stressed that the APC is after continuity of good governance in Oyo State, adding: “Ganging up against the party will not yield any fruit. Nothing is as reliable and good as what God has done. Ajimobi is God’s work and Adelabu is God’s work.”

Addressing the crowd, the governor said the APC standard-bearer is not a match to any other candidate, in both pedigree and record of achievements.

With a rich family background, enviable educational and career achievements, the governor said Adelabu towered high above others.

The governor, who is the APC candidate for Oyo South Senatorial district, added that he met a dilapidated structure when he assumed office in 2011.

For close to eight years now, Ajimobi said he had worked hard to turn around the fortunes of the state in all spheres, a feat he said, had enticed other states to Oyo to copy his winning models.

Ajimobi said: “Among the candidates vying for governorship position in Oyo State today, Adelabu has the best quality to lead and succeed. Is it about family background? Is it about his brilliant educational and career achievements? Tell me who among those pretenders can beat those achievements?

“Those who have been so hungry before getting to office would only get there and amass wealth and show nothing, but greed. But Adelabu has been blessed by the Almighty.”


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