Osun 2022: APC Leaders Restrict Members from Contesting against Oyetola
Adebayo Fajinmi & Omolosho Fatai Olamilekan
The All Progressives Congress in Ede/Egbedore/Ejigbo Federal Constituency on Tuesday threw their weight behind Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, for his second term.
The leaders of the party in the constituency also debarred members of the party from the area from dragging the APC governorship ticket with Oyetola.
Speaking with journalists in Ido Osun, the chairman of the party in the Federal Constituency, Gbadebo Ajao, stated that, is not yet time for another agitation that the governorship ticket of APC should zone to Osun West Senatorial District.
Osun West agenda awash the media during 2018 governorship election. Among the advocate of the agenda is the former Secretary to Osun State Government, Moshood Adeoti. He dumped the APC and later contested under Action Democratic Party (ADP).
He added that APC members in the Federal Constituency appreciated excellent performances of Oyetola and have decided to support him for another term.
He said, “At this juncture, we leaders of APC Ede/Egbedore/Ejigbo Federal Constituency are declaring our hearty resolution as a Federal Constituency to remain committed, loyal, supportive and dependable allies of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola in working selflessly for the realisation of his second term come 16th day of July 2022.
“Based on this stand, we are also declaring to the world that none of APC members from Ede/Egbedore/Ejigbo Federal Constituency will contest party primaries with the incumbent performing governor and whosoever does that is not known to us and does not/would not have our support in any form whatsoever.”
TOS NEWS had reported how Osun APC members have been standing on antipodal rostrum.
However, the Elders’ Caucus of the Osun State APC has begun moves to resolve the lingering crisis within the party to ensure that the party triumphs in next year’s governorship election in the state. Elders of the party recently, under the leadership of Chief Sola Akinwumi led other members to the private residence of Chief Bisi Akande, former interim national chairman of the party, to deliberate on the crisis rocking the party and proffer solutions.
Twenty-nine of them were present at the meeting to chart a way forward. Aside from Chief Akuwumi, the meeting, which was presided over by Chief Akande had in attendance other elders such as Gbadebo Ajao, Kunle Odeyemi, former deputy governor, Titilaoye Ponnle, Prince Felix Awofisayo, Chief Johnson Awofisayo, Chief Oye Oke, Isa Abimbola, Ambassador Adeyemi Afolahan, Comrade Adepoju Odusola, Alhaji M.O Iyiola, Alhaji Sule Alao, Sooko Adewoyin Adeleke, Chief Sola Ogunsanya, Prof Razak Deremi, Prof Mojeed Alabi, Gbadegesin Adedeji and former deputy speaker, House of Representatives, Lasun Yusuf.
Others are Olasupo Ladipo, Issa Ojewale, party chairman, Prince Gboyega Famodun, former Health Minister, Prof Isaac Adewole, Olosunjela of Osunjela, Oba Muhammed Babatunde and Omolaoye Akintola. Meanwhile, Senator Iyiola Omisore, Senator Ajibola Bashiru, Ambassador Yemi Faronmbi, Ajibola Famurewa, Prof Abubarka, Admiral Yemi Afolahan and Pa J. I Fakunle were inducted as members of the caucus during the meeting.