The leaderships of opposition parties in the state, including the Accord Party, Social Democratic Party (SDP), Labour Party and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have commenced a move to regroup against the ruling APC.
But the All Progressives Congress (APC) Oyo State chapter says the on-going new arrangements of forces by the opposition political players in the state ahead of the 2019 gubernatorial election would fail. This was contained in a statement by Mr Olawale Sadare, the party’s Public Relations Officer, in Ibadan on Saturday.
The new arrangements is aimed at removing the ruling APC in the state in the 2019 elections.
Prominent among the state political leaders in the move are former Gov. Rasheed Ladoja; former and Adebayo Alao-Akala, as well as Mr Seyi Makinde and Alhaji Sharafadeen Alli.
“We are a governing party that has distinguished itself as the only vehicle of good governance, peace and wholesome development desired by the majority of the people of Nigeria, including the good citizens of the state.
“What they are planning is a civilian coup against the electorate but it would not see the light of day for many reasons.
“Most characters involved in the gang-up have had opportunities in the past to impact positively on the lives of the people but they failed as a result of incurable traits of incompetence, selfishness and cluelessness,’’ it said.
The party stated that many of the arrow heads of the arrangements are ignorant of how government works from the way they criticize government policies and condemn its projects.
The party stated that Nigerians would not support any orientation, new arrangement or gang-up from the same set of people that pushed the nation into economic mess.