• Take protest to Osun State House of Assembly
Two weeks after the Osun July 16 governorship election, members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state have taken to the street of Osogbo on Tuesday to protest for discontinuation of Prince Adegboyega Famodun as the state party chairman.
The APC members who are in their thousands also called on the APC national chairman, Senator Abdulahi Adamu to quickly desolve the Famodun led-APC executives.
The aggreived APC members who also disclosed their displeasure over the failure of Governor Gboyega Oyetola to defeat Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party marched en masse from Olaiya area to the Osun State House of Assembly.
Addressing journalists, a member of the party, Oluwaseun Abosede said it was a shameful that for the first time since 12 years ago in the history of Osun APC lost in governorship election scandalously.
Abosede who linked the failure of the party to the outcome of mismanagement of the party by Prince Famodun led exco said “For the first time In the history of this state, we have a situation where Famodun wrote results from the unit level, ward level,local government level to the state level.
“And we told them then that things are not done this way, we have to accommodate everybody they said no, they can do it alone. As a result of doing it alone is what we are seeing now. We lost scandalously .
“Unfortunately, the Famodun Gboyega that claimed he can do it alone lost in his ward in his unit, ward, local government and Osun central senatorial district where he came from.
“In Osun Central senatorial district where we have ten local governments we lost in eight of them.
“Our demands are; the national APC chairman should desolve both the Famodun led exco and restructure the party by setting up caretakers committee headed by a northerner.
“We don’t want anybody from the southwest to chair the committee.
“We have fear about the party because we have state assembly and federal assembly elections ahead” he said.
In her own words Oluwatoyin Olanrewaju who claimed to be a member of Ilerioluwa group said “In my area they are using politics to create enimity among Osun APC members, If you are an executive of the party and you greet TOP member you will loss your office.
“Since fifteen years that I have been voting, I have not collected any post at the party level, I have been spending for the party.
“If a lady does not sell her body she will not get post under the Famodun led exco.
“Our party chairman turned his private residence to party secretariat, he no longer use the official party secretariat.
“Those who came with money are the only ones who secured party ticket” she said.
Also speaking after receiving document of demands submitted by the protesting APC members at the front of the Osun State House of Assembly complex, the Speaker , Timothy Owoeye promised to do everything in his capacity to ensure that their demands are met.
According to the speaker, I have not read what your demands are but I will make sure the demands are worked upon in order for our party to win in future elections.
Blaze Newz gathered that Owoeye is also a member of the Osun APC and he will be contesting in 2023 election to retain is speakership position.
Owoeye is from Ilesa East State Constituency, Osun State.