*By Kazeem Awojoodu, Ibadan.
Action Democratic Party has vowed to take over Nigeria at the 2023 general elections.
SWIndependentnews.com.ng reports that the Action Democratic Party (ADP) has also joined other political parties in the country in preparations for the forthcoming general elections with strong signals of taking over the country.
***Apostle Dare Ojo briefing the stakeholders at the meeting….
The development which was confirmed by the recent ADP stakeholders meeting held in Ibadan, the Oyo state Capital on Monday.
ADP national officers led by Mr. Victor Fingesi (National Secretary), Dr.( Mrs.) Lynn Olisa (National Secretary Special Duties), Mr. Olatunji Oyeniyi who doubles as the National Vice Chairman for South-west as well as the Zonal Chairman of the South-west were On Monday hosted by Oyo State Chairman of the party, Apostle Dare Ojo and some other chairmen from Ondo, Ekiti, Osun, Ogun and Lagos States at the party state Secretariat located at Ojoo Area of ancient city of Ibadan.
In his welcome address, Apostle Dare Ojo when highlighting the purpose of the stakeholders meeting said the essence of our meeting is to prepare and consolidate on some issues concerning the 2023 general elections.
Apostle Ojo further said, ‘the national officers of our party are here, the chairman of the south west zone is equally here with us, all the south west states chairmen are also here just to brainstorm about the situation of things in the country and as well as our party and to find a way forward.
“We are also here to discuss about the current situations of things particularly in our party at the South West level and to also prepare our people ahead the forthcoming general elections. Ojo said.
In her remarks at the meeting the Dr. Lynn said, “We are the third force, we are very formidable, we are the credible alternative party that Nigerians are yearning for and we are poised to take over Nigeria and some states come 2023 general elections and this is the reason why we are here in Ibadan today to sensitize our people on the need for them to work for the progress of the party.
“Our party came third at the last general elections, even at the presidential level, despite the fact that the party is a year old then and we have some seats at the national representatives and in some states across the country, we also came came third in some state gubernatorial elections, even in this Oyo State we have both national and the state representatives and now that we are more committed and formidable three years down the lane plus the remaining time to the general elections, I can assure you we will take over Nigeria. Dr. Lynn said.
While speaking about sensitization of the members of the party as regards the Permanent Voters Card (PVC) Dr. Lynn said ‘we have met with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) about our initiatives of bring one member with PVC and get reward program we are about to embark upon in our party and the initiatives was commended by the INEC because it will help Nigerians to get their PVCs.
“Nigerians now see our party as the credible alternative, recently we witnessed parallel Congresses here and there in other parties and some of them are having issues about where to zone their presidential candidates to but in our party we are ready to accommodate people of impeccable characters, that bring one member with a PVC and get reward will also empowers many Nigerians because is a kind of giving back to the society, Nigerians can win up to a million naira in a week by just bringing interested people to our party, the people that are with PVC and who are equally ready to work with us.” Lynn said.
While talking about the congress of the party, The National Secretary Mr. Fingesi said, “we are not in conflict with any other political parties, we are very careful in chosen our dates for the congresses and the dates have been published.
Fingesi noted that, every weekend of the February has been scheduled for the wards, local and state congresses, stressing that at the end of the whole exercises the national convention will be coming up by ending of February.