By Rafiu Agboola, Osogbo
The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has said that it was poised to wrestle power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in both 2018 and 2019 governorship and National Assembly elections respectively in the state.
To that end, members of the SDP were urged to be more dedicated and commitment to the development of the party, so as to achieve its ambition.
Addressing members of the SDP after a congress on Sunday, Chairman of the newly constituted SDP Executive Council in the state, Chief Ademola Ishola said that his administration would ensure the viability of the party and drive home it’s manifestos.
According to Ishola, the SDP would gain confidence of the people and convince them to vote for it with its exemplary programmes, socio-relevant manifesto and superb organisation; with a view to providing better alternative in terms of good governance.
Ishola who expressed optimism that SDP, despite its position among the opposition parties in the country would unseat the present government, urged members of the party to embrace peace and ensure unity among themselves, saying such ambition could only be achieved in a peaceful atmosphere.
He thus charged the members of the party in Osun and across the country on the need to respect the constitution of the party and work assiduously as a team to take over the government both in the state and at the federal level.
“Party members need to cooperate with one another and work as a team in order to wrestle power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the National and the State level.
“This ambition can be realised only if and when members of the party maintain party discipline at all time, respect the constitution and accept party supremacy”, he said.
The newly elected Chairman further charged members of the party to be tolerant in the cause of working for the victory of the party, this according to him, could be accomplished when members eschew bitterness and provocation from the opposing political parties and remain dogged in achieving success.
The congress produced a 23-man state executive including Ishola as Chairman, Alhaji Ganiyu Babatunde, Vice Chairman; Elder Agbefemi S. Secretary and Alhaji Kunle Kafsat as Tresurer among others.