Senator Yunus Akintunde


In strong terms and with sincere concern on the emerging revelations about the conduct of the local government elections that were held April 27th in Oyo State, Senator Yunus Akintunde, like many other critical stakeholders, has expressed his disappointment over the electoral exercise. He assured Oyo State indigenes that an official statement in respect of the election would be released soon.

Senator Yunus Akintunde

In a statement issued and released by Kunle Olatunji, the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, to Senator Akintunde and made available to the press, he, however, appealed for calm with assurances that the leadership of the APC will carry out a thorough and holistic assessment of the shameful conduct of the much anticipated local government elections across the state administered by the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) under the watch of the ruling party, PDP.

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“There is no doubt about the participation of our party. All Progressives Congress has sent clear messages to the ruling PDP under Governor Seyi Makinde’s watch about the strength and capacity of our party’s commitment to reposition and clinch control of governance now and in future elections.”.

“We participated actively in the election with intentions to win and emerge victorious; however, the emerging results before the elections were disrupted in many wards across the 33 local governments, clearly indicating the stronger capacity and leading position of our party, APC, over the ruling party, PDP.”

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Not surprised to observe clear irregularities, manipulations, and discrepancies while monitoring the election processes, but honestly, the reports were quite disturbing beyond our expectations.”.

Although the ruling party PDP had shown signs of discomfort and their leaders and members had become jittery since our party APC had shown commitment to participate in the election”,

“We knew we were going to emerge victorious should the election be conducted under a free and fair process, which is why we committed so much effort and financial resources towards the elections.”.

“We were equally strategic about our action plans, thereby catching the PDP unaware; thus, OYSIEC and the PDP will have a tough time explaining obvious irregularities and manipulations during the election.”.

“We are appealing to our members and the entire Oyo State people to remain calm but resolute in our collective efforts and commitment to save Oyo State from the shackles of recklessness and the brigandage attitude of the ruling party”.

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“We are now a united family in APC and poised to take back control of government in the interest of all of us, the good people of Oyo State”.

“The future looks quite good and encouraging with the outcome of our deliberate participation, which has vindicated and confirmed our confidence in the supremacy, strength, and capacity of our party, the APC, over the PDP, the ruling party in Oyo State.” He submitted.


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