4th September, 2012
The Action Congress of Nigeria has advised the People’s Democratic Party to banish from its thoughts the hope of ever regaining political control of Offa Local Government Council no matter the level of its political shenanigans, intimidation or hallucination.
In a statement issued in Osogbo on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary Alhaji Lai Mohammed the party urged its members and the entire peace loving but politically sophisticated people of Offa to ignore the empty threats, grandstanding and intimidation of the indolent PDP led government of Kwara State and continue to do what the community for ages has been renowned for- that is trouncing and humiliating at the polls clueless and visionless political parties such as the PDP.
According to the Action Congress of Nigeria only a party with no sense of history like the People’s Democratic Party will dare toy with the collective resolve of the people of Offa in Kwara State. It reminded the People’s Democratic Party that the irrepressible people of Offa had established their progressive, and independent democratic credentials even before some of the present leaders of the People’s Democratic Party were born. When almost the entire Northern Nigeria was under the strangle hold of the defunct Northern People’s Congress the people of Offa dared to be different. They cast their lot with the defunct Action Group and no amount of political persecution, cajoling or intimidation could change their resolve.
“It is the sons and daughters of these worthy people mindful of their political heritage and place in history that humiliated the People’s Democratic Party at the last Council elections and will continue to do so,” the party elaborated.
The party praised the Council Chairman Saheed Popoola for his visionary and purposeful leadership which has made Offa Local Government Council unsurprisingly the only performing, transparent and accountable council administration in the whole of Kwara state and ignore the antics of some political turncoats, discredited and expired politicians who have lost relevance in the community.While appealing to its supporters to remain calm and law abiding while awaiting the outcome of the appeal the Action Congress of Nigeria warned the People’s Democratic Party to desist from over heating the polity by its reckless statements.