OsunDecides: Aregbesola’s APC faction declares stand on support for Oyetola
The group said they remain a part of the APC despite alleged maltreatment of its members by the governor.
A faction of the Osun State All Progressives Congress, The Osun Progressives(TOP), has said it remained committed to the ideals of the party and would work to ensure that the party emerged victorious on Saturday.
The group loyal to the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, had been at war with Governor Gboyega Oyetola after he fell out with the minister, who is his predecessor.
They had backed a former secretary to the state government, Moshood Adeoti, to win the APC governorship ticket during the primaries against Mr Oyetola.
Mr Adeoti lost the primaries to Mr Oyetola and went to court to challenge the outcome.
TOP’s statement is coming 24 hours after a Federal high court in Abuja dismissed a suit filed by Mr Adeoti challenging the nomination of Mr Oyetola as the governorship candidate of the party.
It puts paid to speculations that the group may work for the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate, Ademola Adeleke, in the election.
The group’s position was made known by a chieftain of the party and former commissioner in the state, Sikiru Ayedun.
He said they remain a part of the APC despite alleged maltreatment of its members by the governor.
“As the Osun Governorship Election comes up tomorrow, we The Osun Progressives (TOP) have been inundated with calls, questions and demands for our position by the media and our supporters and enthusiasts,” the group said.