The African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Ondo state has expressed its willingness to participate in the December 1, local government polls in the state.
Its Chairman, Bisi Ogungbemi disclosed this at the end of the party ‘s Congress and election of new executives held on Monday at the party’s secretariat in Akure.
Other elected members of the executive were Obakpolor Jephter,Secretary, Adewi Samuel, Treasurer and Omoegun Adams as financial secretary among others.
Ogunbemi said ADC was participating in the election to win and defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state
He expressed the readiness of the ADC to take over the mantle of leadership in the state, stressing that the current government in Ondo state has failed woefully.
According to him,”We are ready to dislodge the Oluwarotimi Akeredolu government because the government lacks vision, focus and zeal to turn the state around.
” Since Akeredolu took over, nothing seems to be working. The health and education sector remain in shambles. He is paying lip service to infrastructural development”, he added
He also assured members of the party that a level playing field would be provided for the aspirants vying for elective positions in the party.
He pointed out, “There is no automatic ticket for any aspirant in our party, ” they must all slug it out in line with the constitution of the party”
He challenged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to find a lasting solution to voters’ inducement which is gradually affecting the nation’s electoral system
The ADC chairman and other executives who emerged through a voice vote warned that if the trend is not urgently addressed, Nigeria will be turned into a banana republic where criminals would take the center stage of governance.
He further urged the electoral body to do everything possible to ensure voting buying is not allowed in the September the 23rd governorship election in Osun state.