The Oyo State All Progressives Congress has dismissed the planned coalition of some opposition parties aimed at dislodging the ruling party in the forthcoming elections as a dream that will not materialize.
The State Chairman of the party, Chief Akin Oke, disclosed this during the APC campaign rally at the Plank Market, Bodija; and Yemetu, in Ibadan, on Monday.
In the campaign train led by the Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, were the governor’s wife, Florence; party’s governorship candidate, Chief Adebayo Adelabu; and other party chiefs.
Addressing the APC supporters, Oke said that the people of the state would not leave the road and head for the bush or fall for the opposition gang up that would set the state backwards.
A former Governor of the State, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, who is also contesting the March 2 governorship election on another platform, had on Saturday vowed to lead a coalition of opposition parties to ensure that the APC was defeated in the election.
But, Oke described the statement as an empty boast of mushroom opposition political parties, which he said were on the Independent National Electoral Commission’s ballot papers to just make the numbers.
He said, “We will not lose sleep over the empty boasts by mushroom opposition parties that are just on INEC ballot papers to make the numbers. They are having a dream that will not materialize. Their 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 Governor Ajimobi cleaned it up. Our people will not allow this so-called opposition coalition to take us back to the woods.
“All we are after is continuity of good governance in Oyo State. Ganging up against APC will not yield any fruit. Nothing is as reliable and good as what God has done. Ajimobi is God’s work. Adelabu is God’s work.”