The Osun State Executive Council, of the All Progressive Congress has reacted to some trending misinformation, lies and absolute falsehood that some naysayers have been peddling around in respect of the state of affairs in our party in our state.
Addressing journalists in Osogbo on the crisis, Chief (Bar) Adegoke Ogunsola, the Legal Adviser, APC, Osun State on behalf of State Executive Council of APC, Osun State declared that there was no crack in Osun APC
He stated that there are some people suspected to be disgruntled members of the main opposition party in Osun State in their apparent failed attempt to feed the public and members of our party with lies in order for them to believe that the APC, Osun State is not cohesive and united, have been reeling out stories through the social media and the traditional means of dissemmiating information depicting false state of affairs that the APC, Osun State Chapter, had splited into two factions.
The rumour also had it that our indefatigable former governor and the current Interior Minister, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, is leading a faction, while the other faction is said to have been loyal to the current performing Governor, Mr. Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola and that the removal of the chairman of our party, Prince Gboyega Famodun, is being orchestrated through a petition written to the National Executive Council of our party.
There is peace and orderliness in our party in Osun State and we are also endowed with resourceful elders such as Chief Bisi Akande, Chief Sola Akinwumi e. t. c, who had at one time or the other intervened to settle disputes in the party in the past and with well articulated mechanism for settlement of any dispute arising within the party. The APC is one family in Osun State.
Though we acknowledge that in the recent time, there is an agitation to have a congress wherein officers of the party at ward, local and state levels will be elected, such agitation cannot be said to be removal of the Osun State chairman of the APC, Prince Gboyega Famodun, or as an agitation against continued stay in office of the officers of the party at the relevant levels.
All the claims above, are a mere composition, fabrication and conjured wishes of the promoters and executors of such fallacious situation of the state of affairs in our party.
The All Progressives Congress (APC), Osun State Chapter, at all time, operates within the ambit of the party’s Constitution, other relevant laws and the directives from the National Headquarters of our party.
For this, there is no ground for petition for the removal of Prince Gboyega Famodun as the chairman of the party in the state. Information also has it that the agents of rifts and confusion whose primodial mission is to cause distraction, disharmony, disunity and schism in the party for reasons best known to them that the incumbent Governor Gboyega Oyetola and his predecessor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the Interior Minister, also are at loggerhead
The APC in Osun State is ever united and intact. Those who are canvassing, promoting and wishing the disintegration of our party in our state should have a change of heart in the interest of continuous delivering of dividends of democracy by the forward-looking administration of Governor Gboyega Oyetola.
For the sake of emphasis, it is the prerogative of the NEC of the APC to organise party congresses, the constitutional power of which is beyond what could be arrogated to any other body or individual(s) within the party.
There NEC has the latitude and due legal authority to fix the congresses dates anytime it wishes. It may be likened to the tail wagging of a dog for any individual or body, who is not familiar with the orientation and operation of the progressives in Nigeria to be instigating the party’s NEC to hold congresses in the Osun State APC.