By Wilson Adekumola
The immediate past Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola has expressed confidence that the All Progressive Congress would bounce back despite the victory of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ademola Adeleke at the Supreme Court, adding Osun remains the home of APC.
According to Information Nigeria, while speaking to the party faithfuls on Thursday, Oyetola noted that, “Osun undoubtedly remains the home of the progressives in the South West.”
He called on the members of the All Progressives Congress in the State to remain unperturbed, saying the Party would in no time bounce back.
He charged the members to cooperate with the Isaac Adewole-led committee instituted to rebuild the party in the State.
The former governor said in spite of all that happened, Osun remained the home of the progressives, based on this, they must all come together to ensure the Party was repositioned for an increased productivity, effective, efficient service delivery and for the betterment of all and sundry.
Oyetola said it has become necessary to decisive steps to reposition the party and make it stronger and more formidable ahead of future elections.
“This is why I believe that the 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.
“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.
“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,” Oyetola added.