Former Governor of Oyo State, Adebayo Alao-Akala, has said that All Progressives Congress (APC) will take over the State from the incumbent Governor, Seyi Makinde in 2023.
Alao-Akala, who is the Chairman, Elders Advisory Council of APC in the state, was the governor of the state between 2007 and 2011.
Alao-Akala while speaking in Ogbomoso on Thursday, said that the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state does not know how to use power.
He noted that this is the reason the APC would take over the state from Makinde who was elected on the platform of PDP in 2019.
Alao-Akala who spoke shortly after revalidating his membership of APC at his Sabo/Taara Ward 10, Olukotun compound polling unit in Ogbomoso North local government area on Thursday,
described the ongoing registration and re-validation of membership excercise of APC as impressive.
He said, “Let me now shock you, all things being equal and without mincing words, APC will be in power in Oyo state in 2023.
“And beyond 2023, we will still be in power God willing.
“I won’t go into details more than this but I tell you, we are putting finishing touches to the process to make it a reality.
Alao-Akala while speaking further, added that more people in the state would join the party.
“Your unprecedented turnout for this membership registration and re-validation excercise tells a lot about your readiness and willingness to stand with the party come rain, come shine.
“You have willing come out to identify with the All Progressives Congress without any form of inducement or coercion and which is a pointer to the fact that our great party the APC is acceptable across all divides.
“In the next couple of days, you will see new faces and new movements amongst us, welcome them with open hands, make them comfortable, it is part of the process.
“Don’t fight anybody, let the process go on smoothly, don’t feel intimidated by their coming. Let us gladly recieve them into the APC fold.
“Since the P.D.P does not appreciate being in power, we will take it away from them, we have had a reasonable number of their members coming to register in the APC. You know we operate an all encompassing and open door policy.
“And being the ruling party at the National level, the best thing for us as a state is to make sure Oyo state is also an APC state and this will soon become a reality.”