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Osun APC welcomes Omisore with fanfare to State

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…my emergence portends victory for our party in the next Osun guber poll, general elections in Nigeria — Omisore
In what looked like a carnival, the entire party structures of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State tumultuously welcomed and received the newly-elected National Secretary of the party, Otunba Iyiola Omisore to the State.
The party’s faithful who trooped out in large number assembled at the popular Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Osogbo, where the Ife-born seasoned politician was given a rousing welcome laced with fanfare.
Otunba Omisore returned to the State on Thursday, for the first time after he emerged the National Secretary at the National Convention of the ruling party held on Saturday, March 26, in Abuja.
This is even as the new party’s national scribe described his emergence as a victory for all to entrench quality leadership in all ramifications and ensure all-round victory for the party in the next Osun guber poll and next year’s general elections.
Addressing the mamonth crowd, Otunba Omisore said, “My emergence as the new National Secretary of our party portends greatness, victory and all-round success for Osun in particular, and indeed, Nigeria, in general.
“As you all know, our State is known for progressives, we are known for APC and we are overwhelmed today that we have this opportunity. I am honoured today and I urge our people to show appreciation by voting massively for our party in the next governorship election in the State and in the general general election.
 “First and foremost, let’s thank God for His mercy on us. He has been so merciful to us. I thank Mr. Governor for making today a reality. I accept your efforts that translated to what I am now. I thank Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, our leader, for his support. I thank Chief Adebisi Akande for his support. I thank all the Governors, most importantly in the Southwest, and our party faithful in the Southwest in particular and Nigeria in general.
“The best way to reciprocate this is to vote massively in the next governorship election. We must do everything right from now to ensure that our party coasts to victory. As we can see, the Administration of Governor Oyetola has brought so many developmental strides to the State, which we have never witnessed before. Is it regular salaries one wants to mention or  infrastructure or education or health among other socioeconomic interventions of the Administration.
“I urge the people of Osun and our party members in particular that it is our time now. So, we must justify this with massive votes. We must prove our weights and capacity that we are ever ready for victory and the difference must be clear in the July 16 governorship election”, he counseled.
In his remarks, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola extolled the party faithful in the State for their firm belief in his Administration and for showing their unalloyed support at all times to ensure victory for the party.
“Today is not a speech-making day. We are here to give gratitude to God. God has been very merciful to us. When I was there, I was a caretaker member, but now, our State has been blessed with National Secretary which is a permanent position. I thank Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Chief Adebisi Akande, Southwest Governors for their support all through.
“As you all know, we have never had it so good like this. What we used to have was Ex-officio. We have never had a National Secretary. Senator Omisore is now a member of National Working Committee and National Executive Council of our great party.
“I commend your massive turnout in the last primary election as we had 222, 169 votes but what we are targeting now is over 450, 000 votes. I am assuring you that more good things are underway for all in our second term in office. After election, everybody will be more satisfied. As you can see, God has always been on our side. When I saw our efforts to transform Olaiya flyover, I marvelled and I gave thanks to God.
“So, please, be prepared for the next governorship election. I can see that you are ready for action and without fear, with you, I have confidence in God that our party will win. We are very ready,” Oyetola said.
In their separate remarks, the APC State Chairman, Prince Gboyega Famodun and former Deputy Governor, Mrs. Titilayo Laoye Ponle, lauded the party members in the State for their continued support.
They described the emergence of Senator Iyiola Omisore as the National Secretary of the party as a welcome development, just as they assured the party faithful of more wins in all the elections in the State.

 

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2023 General Elections: No aspirants ‘ll leave APC after primaries, says APC Chair, Adamu

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The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu has assured that no aspirants will leave the party after the party’s primaries, which are now slated for May 26th through 30th.

Adamu stated that the ruling APC does not only want to win but also wants to win big in 2023.

He made the assurance on Saturday  while addressing a group of party members in the diaspora at a global virtual town hall session on “Intra-Party democracy for the Emergence of Best Candidates.”

The programme, themed, “Democracy in Nigeria: Mobilizing Global Support for Progressives and Continuity,” was organized under the auspices of the APC Ward-to-ward Diaspora Network in collaboration with the APC Ward-to-ward Ambassadors.

The Chairman said, “Directly I want to tell you that after the primaries, non of the contestants of aspirants will leave the party.

You can see unlike the other parties extending weight, in our party all our aspirants are calm. Everybody is going left and right, trying to win votes for themselves.

Adamu, who was represented as a Special Assistant,  Prof. Abdullahi Yau, added, “I can assure you this is the most interesting part; the number of people that are contesting and they are going to give everybody a playing level ground where you can exercise your right as a Nigerian to contest.

“And at the end of the exercise,  just as what happened in the National convention, you see that everybody will be satisfied with whoever that emerges from the primaries.”

He said, “Unless you have a process that is not well coordinated, a process that is marred by irregularities that’s when people will be aggrieved and would want to leave the party.

If you’re allowed to exercise your right and you think there’s fairness in what’s going on in the party and you lose, I don’t think you would want to leave the party.

“I assure you even if we are going to have such a scenario, where we are going to have aggrieved members after the primaries, the Chairman and stakeholders of the party will ensure they reconcile everybody after the primaries,” he added.

He, however, said all aspirants would be listened to by a high-power delegation of the committee if there’s a tangible reason why they are complaining after the party’s primaries.

 

 

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Osun 2022: Oyetola Campaign Council appreciates Ooni, Ife monarchs, residents for massive turnout

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The Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the July 16 governorship election in Osun has expressed profound gratitude to Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, other Ife traditional rulers and the entire residents of the ancient town and its environs for trooping out en masse to receive Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, leaders and members of the party.
Recall that Governor Oyetola, on Thursday, flagged off his re-election campaign in Ile-Ife where he and his campaign team were received with open arms by the monarchs and residents of the town.
In a statement signed by its Director-General, Senator Ajibola Basiru, the Campaign Council thanked, specifically the market women and men, artisans, Ibira, Igbo and Hausa communities for their show of love which was demonstrated in action when the Governor and his entourage visited the Ooni’s palace yesterday.
The Campaign Council described the massive turnout of the people to the campaign venue as a testament to the undiluted love and passion they have for Governor Oyetola and the ruling APC.
According to the Council, the peaceful atmosphere experienced throughout the period that the visit to the palace and campaign venue lasted, coupled with the noble conduct on the part of the crowd at the rally were clear testimony to the fact that APC remains a rancour-free, peace-loving and model party.
“On behalf of the leadership and members of the APC Campaign Council of our candidate in the next Osun guber poll, Mr  Adegboyega Oyetola, I appreciate our revered monarch, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, other members of Ife traditional council, market women/men, artisans, Ibira community, Igbo community and Hausa community for receiving us warmly.
“The large turnout is an indication of the love and passion that the people have for us, and a show of appreciation of the modest achievements that God had used us to achieve.
“We appeal to you all to continue to support the Governor and translate your presence to massive votes for our party—the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the next governorship election in the State”, the statement reads.
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Osun not for sale to highest bidder, Oyetola campaign council replies Adeleke, PDP

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...warns him not to overheat polity 

The Adegboyega Oyetola Campaign Council has described as absurd, unthinkable and totally unacceptable the boast by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke that he had acquired enough money in hard currencies to buy Osun and its people for the July 16 Governorship contest.

In a statement signed by its Director-General, Senator Ajibola Bashiru, the Campaign Council declared that Osun was not for sale to the highest bidder, just as it noted that on daily basis, the PDP candidate is proving to the Osun electorate that he had nothing to offer.

Senator Ademola, the PDP candidate had over the weekend during the party’s Osun Central Campaign rally, said “Osun people, you are the ones to decide. If it is about money, I have enough. I came with plenty money (hitting his pocket with his right hand). And it is not only naira, I came with dollars, pounds and Euro. This time around in Osun, it is fire for fire.”

Reacting to Ademola’s comment, the Oyetola Campaign Council said: “Osun people are not gullible. We have left them in no doubt of the quality our party, the APC and our Administration are made of, including the capacity of our candidate to deliver in the past three and half years. We have proved through our inclusive governance strategy that our people are our strength and that we do not take them for granted and we will never take them for granted. This explains why in spite of the way the 2018 election went, our administration began infrastructure intervention from Ede, the hometown of the PDP candidate.

“Osun people are enlightened, they Know that the State and its citizens are not up for sale to the highest bidder. Therefore, the PDP candidate should keep his money. Or better still, he could deploy those resources to establish industries to provide jobs for the people. This way, he will also be supporting the present Administration’s noticeable efforts in the last three and half years to industrialise the State and change its narrative as a Civil Service State, to one bubbling with economic activities.

“It is on record that the Oyetola-led administration has since inception taken concrete steps to open up the State for investments, and has been able to attract a number of investments into Osun, contributing to the economic growth of the State.

“We assure the PDP candidate that, like the Administration did to other players in the private sector, we will provide a level playing ground for his business to thrive and ensure Osun and its people derive maximum benefit from the investment.

The Campaign Council also cautioned Adeleke against overheating the polity with his incendiary comments and violent tendencies, wondering what he meant by saying ‘it’s fire for fire this time around’.

“As a responsible party, we urge Senator Adeleke and his party to embrace peaceful conduct and decorum in their political engagements and electioneering. We must avoid any comment or action that can jeopardise the peace and stability of our State,” the dded.

 

 

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