Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has declared his support for a former Secretary to the State Government, Alh. Moshood Adeoti, in the coming Saturday governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Aregbesola, who openly denounced his relationship with Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, urged the APC members to vote for Adeoti in the primary election.
The minister spoke at the Ijesa North Federal Constituency tour of the Hon. Rasaq Salinsile-led APC, held at Ijebu-Jesa, State of Osun, on Monday.
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He stated that the Oyetola’s administration has deviated from the true tenets of the APC, while ‘those at the helms of affairs’ have also jettisoned true democracy and the principles which the party and its heroes stands for.
Aregbesola said the party is back in the hands of true and genuine progressives who will work assiduously to win in the July 16 governorship election in the state.
The former governor of the State of Osun urged party faithful and stakeholders to work in unison for the success of Adeoti in Saturday’s governorship primaries of the APC and the general election coming up in July of the year.
He also noted that the Salinsile-led party executives is the authentic APC in Osun.
Aregbesola said, “Anyone who was with us when we started the journey to reclaim Osun for the progressives in 2004 would know we fought very hard for this victory we have today. We went through several challenges then but through thick and thin before we were able to succeed. This time around, we will still succeed.
“We are ready to allow a free flow of democratic process to interplay here. We are not those who play God. We are resolute about reclaiming our party from those who think they can continue to abuse our legacies or even want us to be second fiddles in the party we worked and laboured for. This is our pride and we will sustain it.
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“Let me tell you that God is with us. I urge all of our supporters to come out and support us. Don’t be afraid. We are the authentic APC in Osun. If in Lagos, the governor did not do well and the party decided not to return him for a second term, why can’t it be so in Osun? They know what they have done to us is bad and they want to continue the impunity. We will not accept it.
“Do not be disturbed by their threats. Come out en-masse and vote for our aspirant. In Shaa Allah, Adeoti is the next governor of Osun. We should all support him.”
In his remarks, the leading governorship aspirant of the APC, Adeoti, expressed his gratitude to the party members for their support.
He promised not to disappoint the party and ensure that the legacies of the progressive government from November 27, 2010 to November 27, 2018 are sustained and built on for the progress of the state.
In his address, former Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Najeem Salaam, dismissed the insinuation that he was ready to join the Oyetola-led IleriOluwa faction of the party.
According to Salaam, the Governor and his followers are wicked and hypocritical politicians who have been destroying the legacies and opportunities of the party in the state.
He particular wondered how audacious they could be in wickedness to have expected to warm up to them simply because he didn’t clinch the ticket of his TOP Caucus after denied fulfilment of gentlemen agreement and wished him dead politically.