Daniel Agbolade, Ibadan
Oyo State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday called on opposition parties in the state to focus on their manifestoes instead of trying to draw the party out through brickbats and mudslinging.
The party also took a swipe at the Ibadan North West/South West Federal Constituency candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC), Mr Wasiu Olatunbosun for condemning the party, stating that he was an integral part of APC government until his selfishness and self-centeredness pushed him out.
The party in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Mr. AbdulAzeez Olatunde, said the party is focused on the sustenance of peace, infrastructural, agricultural and industrial revolutions as well as the continuous restoration of the lost glory of the state, saying that any party that is sure of its past achievements and manifestoes should come forward to market it.
He said the achievements of the party through Governor Abiola Ajimobi are unrivaled by any of the past governors in the present political dispensation, noting that, comparatively, none of the icons of the opposition parties has better achievements than APC.
Olatunde said the party would rather focus on its governance, developmental and progressive politics and will therefore campaign for continuity with concrete plans, noting that the era of mundane politics and falsehood campaigns are gone in the state.
According to him, Olatunbosun has no moral right to castigate the APC government he was a part of, revealing that the ADC candidate organized many mercantile solidarity rallies in support of Ajimobi until his selfish interest pushed him out of APC, the party with the best welfare package and developmental projects for the people of the state.
He however congratulated ADC on the exit of their messiah, Mr Rasheed Ladoja, to Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), “a cankerworm that has transversed four different parties in the last one year”, urging APC members to show understanding with the vituperations of members of ADC, PDP, ADP, ZLP and other opposition parties as they now have forlorn hope in the 2019 polls.