Loyalists of a former Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, have given the former state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, their conditions to join his newly inaugurated committee.
Recall that, Oyetola on Monday inaugurated an 11-man committee for the repositioning of the All Progressive Congress in the state.
During the inauguration of the committee held at the Tinubu/Shettima Campaign Office in Osogbo, the state capital, Oyetola said the committee was formed after several consultations with major stakeholders of the party in the state.
He said, “Before today’s event, I had held a series of meetings with all strata of the party, including the Igbimo Agba, the leadership of the party, critical stakeholders and the youth, to chart a new course for the APC in Osun. It was the outcomes of those meetings that informed the setting up of this committee.
“If the Osun electorate could identify with us despite the intimidation, harrassment, violence and killings perpetrated by the PDP, then, we must brace up to sustain the interest of the Osun people in our party.
“To do that, we must also not gloss over some of the challenges caused by the excesses of some members of the party, some leaders and elected officials. Hence, the inauguration of this committee.”
The PUNCH reported that the leader of the Osun APC members loyal to Aregbesola, Lowo Adebiyi, said the idea of repositioning the party is welcomed, however, they were not aware of it.
He said, “It is a welcome development but we are not aware. It is a good thing, if they think it is now time to reposition the party, we are still in the APC, but we are not aware and not involved in the committee issue.
“How do we appear before the committee? Is that a panel to probe us? If they feel like coming to us, we will let them know the way forward, but we will not appear before them, it is not possible.”