As the October 10, 2020 gubernatorial election in the state draws nearer, political activities have heightened, with variousmoves by political gladiators and institutions.
Fourteen parties in the state, recently joined forces with three groups to form a coalition called the Third Force, to present a candidate for the Ocotber, 10 governorship election.
The force, operating under the auspices of ‘Emerging Political Committee’ (EPC), said the Action Democratic Party (ADP) will be used as a platform to present the governorship candidate.
EPC state Coordinator , Mr. Biyi Poroye, briefing reporters in Akure, said the mission of the force was to wrest power from the All Progressives Congress (APC) government.
He disclosed that ADP would be the most formidable grassroots party in the state as a result of established structures.
Poroye said that the ADP would take advantage of the other means to reach out to the electorate due to the current ban on political gathering.
He advised politicians seeking platforms to actualise their programmes for the people, to look in the direction of the ADP. “It is exciting to let you know that after several tough and thorough work and consultation, the committee finally resolved to choose a party from the final three parties. The other parties involved in this process have indicated in the letters received from their leadership. They are expected to dissolve their structures and come under the umbrella of the party of choice. It’s on this strength I want to announce to you on behalf of the EPC and for the benefit of the entire populace of Ondo State that the party that will wrest power from the old hands, APC and PDP, has just been adopted and named the Third Force. ADP is the new party to watch out for in the coming election.