Osun Remains APC Forte In South West — Oyetola

According to Osun State ex-Govenor, Adegboyega Oyetola, the state hasn’t lost its political relevance amongst the South Western states, and it’s still a stronghold for the All Progressives Congress.

In an effort to reposition the APC in the state, Oyetola urged party members to work with the committee, which is being led by Professor Isaac Adewole.

This imploration is coming two days after the Supreme Court upheld Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party as the winner of the last gubernatorial election in the state.

In a statement on Thursday, Oyetola claimed that even if the APC had lost control of Osun, the state was still the APC’s biggest stronghold.

His words: “Osun, undoubtedly, remains the home of the progressives in the South-West. This is why I believe that Prof. Adewole’s committee is not only expedient now but necessary to reposition our dear party.

“After the 2018 governorship election, the outcome of the 2019 general elections showed significant improvement in our party’s fortunes in our dear state.

“Despite the challenges of the July 16 2022 governorship election, the number of persons who voted for our party in that election significantly improved from what we recorded in 2018. This clearly shows that our party, the APC, is still popular and remains the party to beat in Osun, any time, any day.

“The Osun electorate again demonstrated their love for the APC in the last presidential election as they gave our President-elect 343,945 votes, despite the intimidation, violence and killings that characterised that election.”

He further said, “But we must sustain the love the people of Osun have for the APC. This is why we are repositioning the party. I, therefore, urge you all to cooperate with the committee as this is the only way to further build the party and reposition it ahead of future elections.”

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