The Oyo State chapter of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, yesterday fixed dates for its ward, local and state congresses in the state.
The congresses will hold on August 4th, 7th and 11th, 2018 respectively across various wards, local government areas and later at the state level.
The disclosure was made at joint press conference addressed by two former secretaries to the state government, Chief ‘Layiwola Olakojo and Dr Busari Adebisi, coordinator and leader of Unity Forum respectively.
This is just as Olakojo said that the party aims to register about 2 million members, which, he said, will make it win the 2019 governorship election in the state.
He maintained that the party would avoid the mistakes of both Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, in choosing its governorship candidate.
According to him, “We are going to do everything within our power, with the help of God to take control of Oyo government come 2019.”
Though he was uncertain about the party’s presidential candidate, Olakojo also said the party would work hard to defeat the ruling party at the centre and form the government next year.
“We are already on ground in Oyo state and you will see that in the whole of Oyo state today, ADC is the only party on ground. Others are nowhere to be found because of internal crisis. As far as we are concerned, we’re solidly on ground.
“Since April 28 that we held our town hall meeting, we decided to welcome the Unity Forum into our fold because they are very powerful segment of the APC in Oyo state.
“We make sure that we work together and I want to assure you that working together has made ADC a very strong political party.
“I want to assure you that by the special grace of God, we are doing everything possible to ensure that ADC controls the government of Oyo state next year,” he assured.