Sunday 2nd October 2022

Category: Politics

Osun Guber: Oyetola submits nomination form

Osun State governor, Adegboyega Oyetola on Thursday visited the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja where he submitted his nomination form to the party leadership.

On hand to receive him were Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State who is the Chairman of the Convention Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) and the secretary, Senator John Akpanudoedehe.

According to the governor’s Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Ismail Omipidan, Oyetola’s forms were endorsed by Buni.

“Ahead of the deadline set by INEC for the submission of nomination forms of candidates for the July 16 Governorship Election in Osun, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and APC candidate for the election, on Thursday, visited the party secretariat in Abuja to dot all necessary i’s and cross all t’s before the party submits the forms at INEC office.

“Oyetola also met with the Chairman of the APC Caretaker Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni, who endorsed his forms”, he said.

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Osun 2022: We’ll spare no effort to return Oyetola for second term -IBO Stakeholders

‘No room for spoilers in our constituency’

Stakeholders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ifelodun-Boripe-Odo-Otin Federal Constituency, on Sunday, rose from their strategy meeting and announced that no effort will be spared to ensure the return of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for another term of four years.  They said as part of moves to forge a united  front in the constituency, they were ready to pacify and mend fences with aggrieved members who were ready to lay all agitations to rest for the sake of peace and unity of the state and success of Project Oyetola at the polls.

Comrade Poju Odusola, who chaired the meeting, however warned that their extension of the olive branch should not be mistaken for tolerance of anti-party activities, adding emphatically that there was no room for spoilers in the constituency.

The constituency’s political meeting held at Iragbiji, Boripe local government area of the State.

The stakeholders, who passed a vote of absolute confidence on Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, declared their readiness to work with every drop of their sweat to ensure his reelection in July 2022.

According to Odusola who spoke on behalf of the party leaders in the constituency, “We have a mandate to go and mend fences for the sake of  building a strong party and a united front ahead of the election in July. But as far as Ifelodun-Boripe-Odo-Otin Federal Constituency is concerned, we will not work with orl look kindly on anyone found involved in anti-party activities.

“Our focus at this time is undivided, we are solidly behind Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, the leader who has excelled in service delivery and developmental projects and programmes within two years of his administration. We are determined to invest every drop of sweat into making his reelection as smooth as possible as far as our constituency is concerned.

“Our target is a landslide victory for the governor. So, we welcome those who are sincere about the development of Osun, those who have seen firsthand in the last three years what good governance really entails, to join us in this noble pursuit of making sure Oyetola continues to deliver tangible dividends of democracy to Osun”, he said.

The meeting was attended by party chieftains,  Commissioners, Special Advisers, Council Chairmen and other political office holders in the constituency.

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Osun APC State Congress: Delegates unanimously return Famodun, other new officers emerge

… as Oyetola charges new executives on reconciliatory process

Delegates of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State on Saturday returned Prince Gboyega Famodun as the Chairman of the Party in the State for another term of four years. Mr. Tajudeen Lawal, emerged as the Party’s Deputy Chairman, while Alhaja Kudirat Fakokunde returned as the leader of the Women Wing. Also 35-year-old Akinwemimo Adegoke emerged as the Youth Leader of the party just as Mr. Alao Kamar Olabisi emerged as the secretary. This is as Governor Adegboyega Oyetola charged the Party executives in the State to ensure a reconciliatory process that will guarantee the unity and strength that the Party is known for. Announcing the results of the Congress, the Chairman of the National Committee on the Osun State Congress, Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye, said the Congress was done in line with the principles and guidelines of the Party. He appealed to sympathisers who were not allowed into the venue of the Congress to demonstrate understanding, explaining that only delegates were allowed in the venue because the event was a Congress and not a rally. Elegbeleye, who read out Article 20 of the Party’s Constitution to the delegates, also announced that voice vote was adopted because of the population of the accredited delegates, which totalled 1,840. “I wish to start by referring our delegates and party leaders to Article 20 (Elections and Appointment) of the APC Constitution. I want to read it out: ‘All party posts prescribed or implied by this Constitution shall be filled by democratically conducted elections at the respective National Convention or Congress, subject, where possible, to Concensus, provided that where a candidate has emerged by concensus for an elective position, a vote of ‘yes’ or ‘no’ by ballot or voice shall be called, to ensure that it was not an imposition which could breed discontent or crisis”, Elegbeleye read. Oyetola, while addressing Party Delegates after the Congress, reiterated his commitment to a vibrant and rock-solid All Progressives Congress in Osun, calling on all stakeholders to follow suit. He congratulated the new executives, charging them to rise to the occasion by promptly mending broken walls and building collapsed bridges for the greater good of the Party and, by extension, the State. “I congratulate the newly- elected executives of our Party. I urge you to discharge your responsibility with the fear of God and ensure you carry everyone along in the running of the affairs of the party. Let us have a vibrant party that can compete anywhere in the country. “I thank the team from Abuja for accepting to serve the Party by coming down to Osun to conduct, monitor and supervise the State Congress. “I thank party leaders and stakeholders for their support and understanding so far and for contributing to the hitch-free exercise. “I thank members for your understanding and cooperation with the Government. I appeal to you to extend same to the newly-elected party officials. I appeal to those who lost out not to lose hope. I assure you all of a better tomorrow. “The All Progressives Congress emerged on the strength of unity and progressive ideals. We are still committed to these ideals regardless of some of narratives making the rounds out there. “I urge the newly-elected executives to ensure reconciliatory process. We cannot rule out the fact that some members are aggrieved for one or more reasons, but this is nothing out of proportion. We remain one united family, and we remain focused on delivering unprecedented progress and development to Osun”, Oyetola said. In his acceptance remark, the State Party Chairman-elect, Prince Gboyega Famodun, lauded the Congress as impressive, well-organised and peaceful. He called on Party members and stakeholders to channel the same energy and unity towards the primaries in February 2022 and the governorship election scheduled for July 2022. “We trust God that this Party will remain strong and indivisible. We appeal to our family members who are aggrieved and out there to return home. The Governor has extended the olive branch. “It is on this basis that I also extend an olive branch to the members of our political family who are disenchanted to bury the hatchet in order to collectively work for the re-election of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola during next year’s governorship election. Let’s join hands together and perform our usual political feat of ensuring the continuity of the ruling government. Time is not on our side. Let’s work for the perpetuation of our government in Osun State through all- known legitimate means”, Famodun said.

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APC releases date for State congresses

The All-Progressives Congress has announced October 2 as the date for its State Congresses.

This was made public by the National Secretary of the Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee, Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, in a terse statement, title, ‘APC Schedules State Congresses for Saturday, October 2, 2021, in Abuja, on Monday’.

Subsequently, the party has said it would commence the sale of nomination forms on Wednesday.

Akpanudoedehe told all interested aspirants to purchase their forms in the various state APC Secretariats and in the unlikely event that they are denied, they are at liberty to approach the National Headquarters to obtain same.

Recall the party held its Ward congresses on July 31 and local government congresses on September 4.

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