Ajimobi mobilises APC members for registration
Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has urged members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to endure whatever discomforts they may encounter duuring the party’s membership registration, which begins tomorrow. He spoke yesterday at the Mapo Hall in Ibadan while sensitising members for the APC membership registration. Ajimobi said inconveniences, such as long waits at registration centres, that may be encountered during the five-day exercise were necessary to ensure the continuity of his administration. He said: “I urge you to endure any difficulty you may encounter during the registration, bearing in mind that you are yet to become bonafide members of the APC until you are registered. It is only when you are registered that you can take part in the party’s activities.” The governor urged members to be actively involved in party activities and attend meetings regularly, so as to be informed of developments. He assured all members of a level playing field, saying there was no old or new member in the APC.
Ajimobi urged aggrieved members to be patient, saying their grievances would soon be addressed by the party’s leadership. Chairman, Oyo APC Registration Team, Shola Akinwumi said the registration would be hitch-free. Oyo APC Chairman Chief Akin Oke urged members to participate in the exercise. The highlight of the occasion was an address by an American, Mr. Kevin Barry, who spoke Yoruba language fluently to the delight of the crowd. Barry told the crowd that his adopted Yoruba name was Kayode and hailed the governor for the changes that in the state in the last two-and-a-half years. He said: “People in this country struggle to get visa to America, but now, Americans struggle to get visa to come to Nigeria and to Oyo State. When I first came here some years ago, Ibadan was very dirty and disorganised, but when I returned here last year, I saw unprecedented changes. The time of peace, safety and comfort has come.”