•Vows to retake south-west, others from APC •
The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has declared its preparedness to dislodge the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from firm hold of South west region and many other states across the country, pointing out that the series of defection from the APC leaves the ruling party at a disadvantage.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Lagos State Publicity Secretary of the Party, Prince Adelaja Adeoye in Lagos on Wednesday.
Adejalaja observed that the time has come for Nigerians to expunge APC from governance of the country, noting that instead of fulfilling promises, it dashed the expectations of Nigerians by creating more problems for the country.
He pointed out that apart from economy who has now been grounded, security challenges keeps escalating daily, insincerity of President Muhammadu Buhari in the areas of fighting graft, forgery has exposed his high level of hypocrisy and unwillingness to move the country forward, that Buhari is only interested in being called a President and nothing more.
Giving Nigerians a ray of hope ahead of 2019, Adelaja said ADP would field better candidates for elective positions, adding that the would be Presidential candidate of the party will be a very known figure, with competence, good character and capacity to lead better and solve the challenges facing the country.
The ADP spokesperson rechoed thoughts that APC have failed Nigeria and most of the states it currently occupies, positioning ADP as the most credible alternative to replace APC in all the states, most especially in the South west region which has become a one party region.
He said ADP manifesto fits better into the developmental agenda of the region, disclosing moves by the party to rally all the credible stakeholders across the country to salvage it from the hands of political hawks, who are in politics for pecuniary gains and not for the people.
Commenting on the forthcoming governorship election in Osun state, Adelaja expressed confidence in the capacity of its governorship candidate, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti to deliver victory for the party, declaring him as the man of the people who has human feelings with genuine desire to lead the people unlike some unprepared and imposed persons in other parties.
He said Ogun, Lagos, Oyo, Ondo and other states across the country will swing to its side in 2019 election because it is fully prepared to engage electorates with the best candidates from state assemblies to presidential candidates across the country.
In preparation for the 2019 general election, Adelaja hinted that ADP has started the sale of expression of interest form for all the elective positions.
Speaking on the recent defections from the ruling APC to PDP, Adelaja said credible politicians amongst the defectors will end up in ADP because some of them are already in talk with the party as PDP is like a “Departure Lounge” where all travellers gathered before moving to their final destinations.
He asked Nigerians to remain optimistic for a new dawn, indicating Lagos state as the focal point as ADP is growing bigger everyday in the state.
He noted that Lagos is very critical to the overall development of Nigerian economy and that ADP is prepared to present an acceptable candidate for the state, which will outperform every governor that has ever ruled in state.