Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, yesterday described the merger of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) with other opposition political parties in the country as inevitable.
The governor while briefing newsmen at the end of the state ACN Elders’ Forum held at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, observed that the people of Nigeria were tired of the misrule of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) since the return of democracy in 1999.
The Governor’s Special Adviser on Media, Dr Festus Adedayo said in a statement in Ibadan that the governor expressed concern that Nigerians had continued to suffer under the administration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), stressing that it had been deceiving people and inflicting pains and poverty on them.
According to the governor, the coming together of the opposition parties will undoubtedly wrestle power from the ruling PDP and correct the imbalances in the administration of the country.
“The coming together will undoubtedly wrestle power from the PDP; it is not only about power really; it is about changes, eliminating poverty; it is about helping our people to have better life,’’ he said.
Governor Ajimobi said that the success of the meeting of the Elders’ Forum was a reflection of the support of the party for the government and also the willingness of the people to eliminate fractionalization and encourage unity within the party.
He said that the meeting was called as a follow-up to the reconciliation efforts during which aggrieved members were reconciled in order to ensure unity within the party. “There is no human organisation where you will not have misunderstanding and differences but it is our duty as leaders to reconcile the differences for the benefit of our party and by extension, the citizenry of Oyo State,’’ the governor said.