The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State has advised followers of the Governorship candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Accord Party and the Labour Party, Senator Teslim Folarin, Senator Rashidi Ladoja and Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala to jump out of what it called their “sinking ship” ahead of the April 11 governorship election, Channels reports.
The APC, in a statement issued in Ibadan on Monday by its State Director of Publicity and Strategy, Olawale Sadare, said that the dismal outing of the PDP, Accord and Labour Party candidates had clearly shown them as paperweight politicians.
The APC thanked Oyo residents for keeping faith with the party, as demonstrated by the overwhelming victory of the party during the Presidential and National Assembly elections held on Saturday, March 28.
The party also counseled the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mr. Seyi Makinde, to join the winning team in order not to mortgage his political future.
The statement further said that the voting pattern of the last elections had clearly shown their belief and support for the APC led administration of Governor Abiola Ajimobi, as well as their political sophistication.
APC said that the showing of Akala-led Labour Party in some parts of Ogbomoso out of the five zones of the state was a further attestation to the party’s position that the Ex-governor was only a local champion that lacks general appeal in the political matrix of the state.
According to the party, the palpable and remarkable achievements of Governor Ajimobi in the last four years in social and physical infrastructure, welfare, environmental sanitation and urban renewal, are enough to vote him in for a second term.
The governorship candidate and leader of Accord, Rashidi Ladoja and his PDP counterpart, Teslim Folarin, at separate interviews alleged malpractice, calling for the cancellation of the polls.
As a way of registering their displeasure, members of the Accord and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) marched to the state office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, chanting songs amidst very tight security.