A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo State Abisoye Fagade has initiated moves to unite all the interest groups and leaders in Lagelu Local Government Area chapter of the party with a call for collective actions aimed at dislodging the Peoples Democratic Party-led government from power in 2023.
Speaking at a grand reception organised in his honour by the leadership of the party in Lagelu LGA, Fagade expressed delight over what he described as an enviable feat of unity and togetherness which “only Lagelu APC could boast of before, during and after the crisis which engulfed the state chapter of the party and cost it the 2019 gubernatorial election.”
Speaking further, he said: “Meanwhile, we are not oblivious of the fact that a large political family like ours can’t exist and forge ahead without individual differences. But I make bold to say that all our leaders and key players have now resolved to work together like never before to make our party stronger and more cohesive because it is when this is guaranteed that we would be able to realize our collective goal as a Progressive patriot in 2023 and beyond.
“I must also state here that I have personally taken up the gauntlet to join other well-meaning citizens in promoting the ideas of progressive politics which we are known for in this part of the country. The project has since commenced as we have done a lot to alleviate the suffering of the people, especially at the grassroots through the ‘Oyo Si Maa Dun’ Foundation. I’m using this avenue to prepare our mind and encourage all of us to remain optimistic about the future of our dear state and that of our fatherland, Nigeria. Lagelu can no longer play a second fiddle in the affairs of the Pacesetter state and all hands must be on deck to drive home our genuine demand as a people who have been deprived for long.”
Also speaking at the occasion, the immediate past chief whip of the Oyo State House of Assembly Olafisoye Akinmoyede gave kudos to leaders and members of the APC in Lagelu for their steadfastness and commitment to the party despite the challenges being faced in the society.
Earlier in his welcome address, the caretaker chairman of the APC in Lagelu LGA Kehinde Adeleke charged stakeholders to ensure that no stone was left unturned in the quest to return the APC to power in the next general election as, according to him, the present PDP administration of Governor Seyi Makinde had failed woefully not only in the area of security of life and property but also in all aspect of purposeful governance.
Other speakers at the occasion include Dauda Lawal, Adebowale Akanmu aka Arowomole, Moshood Lawal, Lekan Odunade and Akinyemi Obama. Among party leaders and dignitaries at the occasion were Akeem Aransi, Jide Adeniran, Funke Adesiyan aka Funlab, Sarafadeen Otegbeye, Oyolola, Abraham Amoo and the caretaker executive members of the 14 wards and local government chapters.