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Osun 2022: APC leaders bar party members from contesting against Oyetola

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Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ede South/Ede North/Egbedore/Ejigbo Federal Constituency of Osun State have thrown their weight behind the second term bid of the State governor, Adegboyega Oyetola.

This is as the leaders have also warned that no aspirant from the federal Constituency should contest in the Osun APC primary against the Governor.

This decision was made known by Chairman of the elders, Gbadebo Ajao at a press conference on Tuesday at Ido-Osun.

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The party leaders at the press conference disclosed that any party member from the federal Constituency who contests with the governor would be rejected by the party and they would not have their support in any form whatsoever.

The elders stated that their decision to endorse the Governor as the sole candidate for the 2022 gubernatorial election was arrived at after wide consultations across the federal constituency.

Recall that the APC had slated March, Saturday 5, 2022, for its gubernatorial primary election in Osun State and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has also fixed July 16, 2022 for the Osun Gubernatorial election.

Some members of the party, especially The Osun Progressives (TOP) have been agitating that the candidate of the party for the polls be selected from the Osun West senatorial zone as was clamoured in 2018 so as to ensure fairness since individuals from both the Osun Central and East had served two terms in office as governor.

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When the APC ticket went to the incumbent who comes from the Osun Central senatorial zone, many political heavyweights within the Osun APC, like the former Secretary to the State Government, Moshood Adeoti decamped from the party to another political party in order to realise their ambitions but only came back to the party after election victory went the other way.

This move has not gone down well with the pro-Oyetola/IleriOluwa faction of the party whose argument has been that the decision to select a candidate that will be the APC flagbearer should be based on competence and not zonal consideration.

Notwithstanding, many aspirants from the Osun West zone have started to indicate interest in presenting themselves for the Osun top job.

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2023: Wike’s presidential campaign posters flood Abuja [PHOTO]

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Presidential campaign posters of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State have emerged.

Wike’s campaign posters were sighted in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.

...ers were sighted on Monday at some traffic kiosks along airports road, Asokoro and the Federal Secretariat.

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...ers had the tag: “Here to serve 2023: Barr Ezenwo Nyesom Wike for president.”

...ers were sponsored by “Northerners For Change Group”.

However, the governor who is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is yet to declare his intentions to contest for the presidency.

Meanwhile, Bola Tinubu, Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress, among others, have declared their intentions to run for the office of the president in 2023.

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2023: Wike’s presidential campaign posters flood Abuja [PHOTO]

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Amid APC crisis, Amosun joins Abiodun to welcome Buhari in Ogun [PHOTOS]

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Despite the lingering crisis between him and the incumbent Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, former Governor Ibikunle Amosun has joined his successor to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari to the state.

Buhari has arrived at the Gateway State to commission some projects executed by the Gov Abiodun administration.

As the state awaited the arrival of the President, Amosun surprisingly appeared at the venue with the Senator representing Ogun West, Tolu Odebiyi.

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DAILY POST reports that the duo of Amosun and Abiodun has been at loggerheads over the structure of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

On October 16, loyalists of the two old friends-turned-foes conducted parallel APC state congresses in the state.

A reconciliation committee was in Abeokuta, the state capital, on Friday to look into the rift between the two groups.

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Meanwhile, Ogun residents have expressed optimism that Amosun’s presence at Abiodun’s projects commissioning may mark an end to the feud between both of them.

 

Amid APC crisis, Amosun joins Abiodun to welcome Buhari in Ogun [PHOTOS]

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