State congress tears Oyo ADC apart

Posted by Oluseye Oyo, Ibadan | 31 August 2018 | 1,052 times

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National Working Committee (NWC) of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) has been given a 72-hour ultimatum to cancel the state congress of the party held in Oyo State on Tuesday.

The ultimatum was given by the Unity Forum that moved its structures from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to ADC over yet-to-be-resolved controversies trailing the ward, local government and state congresses of APC.

The forum, led by former Secretary to Oyo State Government, Busari Adebisi, gave the ultimatum at a press conference held at his residence, Oluyole Estate, Ibadan.

Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and former speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Monsurat Sunmonu, representing Oyo Central Senatorial District; two governorship aspirants on the ADC platform, Kola Balogun and Remi Olaniyan; former caretaker chairman of Ibadan North West Local Government, Wasiu Olatubosun, are some of the staunch members of the group at the press conference attended by thousands of politicians.

The forum accused former governor of the state, Rashidi Ladoja, and former secretary to the state government, Michael Koleosho, of conspiracy and hijacking of ADC and of ommuniqué a kangaroo state congress, when the ward and local government congresses held earlier were inconclusive.

While alleging that a meeting was held to the exclusion of members of the forum, he said: ‘‘at the purported venue of the meeting, members of old ADC and Unity Forum were not represented.

Adebisi stated that some demands have been sent to the national headquarters of ADC through the congress chairman, Femi Majekodunmi, that “the kangaroo and illegal congress” purportedly carried out should be cancelled, adding that the forum would consider any other option for its members “to ommuni their political ambition and our numerous supporters yearning for good governance.

“The above conditions must be complied with within 72 hours of the issuance of this ommuniqué. What we will do if nothing changed at the expiration of the ultimatum will be decided by our members.

The leadership of the forum would not sit in the room and decide for the group. All of us shall jointly take the decision together when the time comes.” He said.

Excerpted from a Daily Sun report.

Source: News Express

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