The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state on Saturday postponed its ward congress to tomorrow (Sunday) due to an attack of some hoodlums at the Secretariat of the party located at Oke Ado, Ibadan the state capital.
Ever since the inception of this administration, Oyo APC has been divided into two strong factions – Lamist and Senaco over supremacy battle within the family.
Senaco are those in the camp of the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi while Lamist are those who believed in the doctrine of former Oyo State governor, Lam Adesina.
There have been several allegations against Senaco by Lamist of dominating the major post meant for the part. However, the state governor has once dispelled the allegations that Oyo APC is one.
Chairman of the state ward congress committee, Alhaji Musa Haliru, who announced this at the party’s secretariat Saturday afternoon, however expressed disappointment at what happened around 11am on Saturday when some suspected thugs launched an attack on the party Secretariat and some members of the party at the time his committee has concluded plans to conduct the ward congress.
Chairman of the ward congress committee, Alhaji Haliru, while addressing members at the meeting, said that no amount of threat will deter his committee from performing its job.
Haliru said, “I also want to use this opportunity to tell you that no amount of threat or intimidation will tamper the resolve of this committee. Having said that, I want to assure you that whoever said he has followers should go and test his popularity.
“I must tell you that this is not the APC Buhari promised, this is not the APC we brought to Oyo state. I want to call on DSS Commissioner of Police to be prepared. They have been given directive from their headquarters”.
Haliru however said in view of the disturbance, his committee in agreement with the party members in the state has agreed to shit the congress to tomorrow (Sunday).
The governor, while responding, sued for peace. He maintained that APC was one in the state.