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Oyetola made mess of APC, God rewarded him with failure – Osun APC caucus

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The Omoluabi Caucus in the Osun All Progressives Congress (APC), has expressed concern about an alleged determination by a group of politicians led by Adegboyega Oyetola, a former governor of the state, to bring the party down for their selfish interest.

The caucus alleged that despite subjecting Rauf Aregbesola, also a former governor of the state, to all forms of brigandage, the Oyetola camp has continued to peddle lies against the caucus to further sink the ship of the party,

This was contained in a statement signed by Adelowo Adebiyi, one of the leaders of the caucus, on Wednesday, in response to a statement signed by Oyetola’s loyalist, Tajudeen Lawal, on Tuesday, which attacked the personality of Aregbesola with distorted narratives on the involvement of some stakeholders, in the July 16, 2022 governorship election in Osun State.

“It is on record that Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola was subjected to undeserved attacks, harassment and humiliation by the political flotsam and jetsam under the watch of former governor, Adegboyega Oyetola. Eventually, the hypocrites whose desire was selfish pursuits drew Aregbesola into unnecessary crisis in the APC.

“We note that it is only political nitwit that will be contradicting himself the way the handlers (more of mishandling) of Osun APC have continued to do in the bid for them to make case for their failures and shift blame on an innocent soul.

“While it is obvious to discerning minds that those parading themselves as something in Osun APC today kept using 10 lies to defend one since the crisis they deliberately ignited and prolonged, we note of a fact that truth has been the strength of Omoluabi Caucus character which has stood us in good stead against their shenanigans and political marauding.

“We restate our call for the need to strengthen and retool the Osun APC for better performance ahead of 2022 elections but which the political neophytes deliberately twisted as ploy to make second term impossible for Governor Oyetola.

“They lied to themselves that Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola didn’t want Oyetola as governor and thus will do “an Ambode” i.e prevent him from running for a second term.

“Incidentally, The Osun Progressives (TOP) caucus was formed to champion the reformation of APC but with clear mind that all stakeholders had to be carried along for an holistic assignment.

“In doing that, the TOP leaders were to meet then Governor Oyetola, his predecessor, Aregbesola, Chief Bisi Akande and a host of others but had to meet Ogbeni first because Oyetola was outside the country.

“For reasons of harboured hatred for Aregbesola, the political minnows went out with their lies again to say he was sponsoring TOP against Oyetola with the ultimate goal of preventing him from running for a second term.

“Long before this, the political empty barrels surrounding Oyetola had persuaded him to avoid attending the turbanning of Aregbesola as the Amirul Waziri-Muuminiina of Osun State on Friday, December 20, 2019, with an instruction that no government official should attend.

“When people tried to observe the widening gap between Aregbesola and Oyetola, the political gangsters came up with another lie to the effect that Aregbesola was breathing down Oyetola’s nose on governance matters.

“When the Supreme Court finally affirmed Governor Oyetola, public insult, sufficient for discerning minds to know that all was not well between Aregbesola and Oyetola were made at the spontaneous rally called to celebrate the judgment.

“While TOP kept working to rally all members of the party, including those who left in anger sequel to the allegedly manipulated primary election, the politically ignorant surrounding Oyetola kept making inciting and rude statements and act in manners which divided the party.

“The APC handlers excluded anybody that has anything to do with Ogbeni, notwithstanding their contributions to the efforts that made Oyetola the governor or the capacity they have,” the group said.