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Without unity, we won’t dislodge PDP, Osun APC tells members amid rift with Aregbesola

BY TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO

The Osun State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Tajudeen Lawal has called on members of the party to remain united, saying it would be difficult for the party to dislodge the ruling People’s Democratic Party in the state without the opposition party members staying united.

He made this known on Thursday at a sensitization programme for members of the party at Ilesa East and Ilesa West Local Government Secretariats of the party.

Lawal urged members of the party who are aggrieved to bury their hatchet for the party to move on and record great outing in the future elections in the state.

According to him, “We are going round all local government in the state to sensitise our members on the need to remain united. We want peace to reign in our party. We want to re-organise our party because our party is the party the people of Osun State want. They now realise that the present government has nothing to offer.”

Speaking, the former Speaker of Osun State House of Assembly, Timothy Owoeye urged members to be ready to work for the party to be successful in 2026 gubernatorial election.

Taking a swipe at the PDP administration in the state, Owoeye argued that the ruling party has achieved nothing in the last one year it took power from APC.

He said, “Were it not for our members who worked against the party, the party would still remain in power. The women and youths are the mainstay of the party. We will give them more chance to participate fully in the affairs of the party because they are so important. The State Executive must ensure that where we have rancour, all over the state, must be settled.

“The electorate have seen the difference between APC and PDP. In terms of governance and administration, PDP is zero. We cannot compare APC administration with PDP’s poor performance. For almost a year now, they do not have anything to show. We believe that they don’t have anything to offer the state,” the former lawmaker noted.

In their separate interviews, a former federal lawmaker, Lawrence Ayeni and a former commissioner for Works in Osun State, Oluremi Omowaiye said the leadership of the party decided to galvanise party members and re-awaken their spirit to take back power in Osun in spite of the recent challenges.

The admonition from party chieftains is coming amid feud between the immediate past state governor, Gboyega Oyetola who is considered as the leader of the mainstream opposition party and Rauf Aregbesola, a former Minister of Interior who has been leading a faction of the party in the state.

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