The Unity Forum of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State has said the low turn out in yesterday’s local government elections in the state is a wake – up call for the leadership of the party to intervene in the crisis rocking the party and reposition it ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The Forum, in a release by its Secretary, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun, stated that the polls represented a referendum on the APC and the low turn out was an indication that the party needs to be re-invigorated to stand a chance in the 2019 APC elections.
He said the poor turn out is also a confirmation that the Unity Forum is the mainstay of the APC as has the capacity to mobilise people to participate in elections and vote for the party.
“We have said it for the umpteenth time that the members of the Unity Forum constitute more than 70 per cent of the membership of the APC with a history of party loyalty,discipline and proven capacity to deliver the votes”, Olatunbosun said.
“It was to the members of the group that the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, turned to 2015 to secure needed votes for the second term bid of Governor Abiola Ajimobi”.