Oyo APC seeking relevance as opposition


The All Progressive Congress (APC) lost the Oyo State governorship poll to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last year’s general elections. The Oyo APC, which was faced with intra-party crisis, prior to the polls, is now trying to find its feet as the opposition in the Southwest state. Assistant Editor LEKE SALAUDEEN examines how the party has been coping with the role.

 

OYO State was one of the few states where the All Progressives Congress (APC) lost its grip on power in the last general elections. The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) surprisingly swept the APC out of power.

The APC had ruled the state for eight years consecutively, after it displaced the PDP in the 2011 general elections.

In democracy, the opposition has a vital role to play towards achieving good governance. Experts say the success of democracy depends largely on the constructive role of the opposition party, whose main duty is to offer alternative suggestions and check the excesses…



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