By Chris Steven, Abuja
The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Oyo State has slammed Adolphous Wabara, a former Senate President over his recent assertion that Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) would win the governorship seat in the state come 2019.
The ruling party said Wabara’s wish could only manifest in his dream and never in reality.
The former Senate President had reportedly made the remark over the weekend in Ibadan, Oyo State Capital while supervising the PDP Ward Congress.
But the APC, in a statement issued on Tuesday by Olawale Sadare, its Public Relations Officer, described Wabara’s remark as delusional and insensitive.
“Chief Adolphous Wabara only succeeded in fooling a few members of the PDP faction which played host to him on Saturday during a purported party ward congress which ended in a fiasco as expected.
“He felt a need to play the ostrich after the reality had dawned on him that his party (PDP) could not be salvaged again particularly in the pacesetter state.
“However, the only way which Wabara’s statement could come to fruition is if the scandalous circumstance that produced him as the President of the Nigerian Senate in 2003, and made his two year reign to be characterized by myriads of upheavals in the Upper Chamber, could be re-introduced into the polity by the same rejected PDP elements.
“Which PDP was Wabara relying upon for the magic of victory in 2019 general election? Is it the one that has been killed and buried by the patriotic electorate but whose ghost some failed politicians are only trying to invite with a view to using it to further unleash their political terrorism on the populace? Or is it the same PDP under which the people of Abia State, where Wabara comes from, are currently gnashing their teeth on account of bad governance?
“As a matter of fact, the little hope which the hitherto re-alignment efforts to re-launch the PDP in Oyo State had produced was completely murdered last Saturday during the purported Ward Congress as witnessed by the Wabaraled team when the party hijackers in Senator Rashidi Ladoja and his Accord Party cabal truncated the whole process and left other stakeholders in total disarray.” APC stated.