2023: Fresh Crisis Looms as Oyo PDP, APC Fight Dirty Over Campaign Billboards

2023: Fresh Crisis Looms as Oyo PDP, APC Fight Dirty Over Campaign Billboards

  • The political environment in Oyo state, Ibadan is tensed at the moment as the two main party in the state are at loggerheads
  • This is as the PDP and the ruling APC are not in unity over the campaign billboards vandalism in the state
  • Meanwhile, the battle for who takes over the helms of leadership between the APC and the PDP is creating more opportunities for parties like Labour Party and others to win and gain more grounds in the polity ahead of the 2023 election

The Oyo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has again cautioned the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state and its 2023 governorship candidate, Senator Teslim Folarin, against vandalising the PDP campaign billboards in the state.

A statement by the state publicity secretary, Akeem Olatunji, stressed the need for the politician to understand that nobody can obtain political power if God had not ordained it.

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2023 general election, PDP, APC, Oyo state, Senator Teslim Folarin, the PDP campaign billboards, Governor Seyi Makinde
The APC in Oyo state has urged Governor Makinde to get ready for a major defeat in 2023 while noting the party is taking over. Photo credit: Senator Teslim Folarin, Seyi Makinde
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Oyo APC, PDP bicker over billboards vandalism

He said Folarin’s action was tantamount to mockery of the nation’s fragile democracy, The Punch reported.

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Olatunju stressed that,

“The ruling party had several times appealed to the state Commissioner of Police, CP Adebowale Williams, to caution Folarin and his political thugs to order following their unabated attacks on PDP billboards and posters before they plunge the state into an avoidable state of public disorderliness.
“What Folarin did before, during and after APC state congress and governorship primary elections in terms of unleashing mayhem on his own party members and fellow aspirants such as Bayo Adelabu ‘Penkelemes’ his main challenger, still leaves sore memories and scars of wanton destruction of property in the minds of many.”

In his reaction on phone, however, the APC publicity secretary, Olawale Sadare, told the newspaper that,

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“It is understandable that Governor Seyi Makinde and his cronies see our governorship candidate, Senator Teslim Folarin, as the biggest threat as we face the next general election but we would want to emphasise that it is the good people of the state whose sense of pride, in the hitherto pacesetter status of Oyo, have been eroded on account of clueless governance since 2019 that are saying enough is enough, while we hold the promise of restoration and value addition.
“Therefore, we urge Governor Makinde to quickly come to term with the inevitable reality of leaving office on May 29, 2019, while we are also appealing to him and Oyo PDP to cease the plans to further heat up the polity for selfish political reasons,” Sadare submitted.

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However, these are stale tales already glaring in the eyes of Nigerians and political enthusiasts in the build-up to the 2023 election.

Emerging reports have it that there is a new twist amidst these crises within the PDP.

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Meanwhile, in a the build-up to the 2023 general election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is beaming with confidence like never before.

The presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, said in his recent public appearance said the ruling party has killed the hopes of Nigerian youths.

However, he boasted that his administration would be different and place more value on Nigerian youths.

Source: Legit.ng

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