The African Democratic Congress in Ogun has started its congres to elect new leaders for the party across wards, local government areas and at the state capital, Abeokuta.
While the congress was held across the 238 ward secretariats on Saturday, August 25, same exercise is expected to hold in 20 LGA secretariats and at the Olusegun Obasanjo’s Presidential Library, Abeokuta on August 27 and 28, 2018 respectively.
The Chairman, ADC, Ogun State chapter, Dr. Gbolade Osinowo, in his opening remarks at the party’s secretariat yesterday explained that the conduct of the congress was in line with the provisions of the ADC constitution and described the exercise as the first step to victory for the party in the 2019 governorship, senatorial, house of representatives, house of assembly and LGAs elections in the state.
Osinowo, who addressed newsmen shortly before the exercise on Saturday, commended the Congress Committee for planning such a fair and transparent exercise within a short period.
The party leader, who disclosed that the national convention will hold on September 15, 2018, explained that all party members across the state are expected to go all out to join hands in building a formidable political structure in the party in Ogun State by electing executives at the ward, local and state levels.
He said, “I assure Ogun residents and Nigerians that the leadership of ADC at the state and national level is set to provide a responsible and responsive opposition till we takeover in 2019. This is against the alarming scenario of the unyielding actions, unemployment, economic lull, insecurity created by the ruling party that has failed to admit its failure to deliver the professed ‘Change’.
“The first-hand feelers from the electorate and residents indicated that a significant number of them are disillusioned with the style of governance adopted by the ruling party in the state and determined to seek alternative platform. A lot of civil servants, artisans and investing public are tired of poverty inflicted on the people by the ruling party, they described as an expired drug and they can’t wait for ADC to subvert it.”
He assured that with the success of the congresses, ADC would provide the right leadership, governance and discipline in the state, if elected into various elective offices, as women and youth would be accorded significant places in governance.
“Our reorganisation is in line with the party’s commitment to developing a sustainable political platform to serve as a model in the country that will produce credible leaders, who will take Nigeria to its preferred destination,” Osinowo added.