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Osun APC tells members to ignore membership registration by Aregbesola

Osun APC tells members to ignore membership registration by Aregbesola

By Olubunmi Oladejo

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State has cautioned its members not to register under Rauf Aregbesola-led Omoluabi Group.

The former governor, Rauf Aregbesola, had directed membership registration of its caucus, The Omoluabi Progressives (TOP), which had created confusion within the party.

in a communique issued after the party’s stakeholders’ meeting in Osogbo, on Tuesday, Tajudeen Lawal, the APC chairman in the State, urged members of the party to ignore the purported membership registration, saying it was unknown to the party.

“That the meeting officially notified the party leadership about the upcoming electronics party membership registration as directed by the National Secretariat of the party and urged all the party organs to prepare and get ready for the exercise that is expected to commence next week.

“That the meeting also clarified that the party has not started any membership registration in the state and any form of registration on behalf of the party is unknown to any organ of the party and therefore, the party members should ignore such registration in whatever form.

“That, for the avoidance of doubt, the inauguration of the train the trainers and workshop for the electronic membership registration will hold tomorrow in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, as announced by the National Chairman of our party, Dr Abdulhai Ganduje, therefore, any ongoing or previous registration in recent time is unknown to any party organs. This clarification is very important as a result of speculations and intentions of some marauders to mislead unsuspecting members of the party.

“It was resolved that any of the disenchanted member(s) of the party who are genuinely repentant should be encouraged for full integration into our party at the unit and ward levels.

“The meeting also directed all the organs of the party from the unit to the State level to continue the regular meetings of the party and accommodate the defectors as the party is currently experiencing gale of defections in the State”, the communique partly read.

Similarly, the All Progressives Congress (APC), Osun State has asked the Nigeria Labour to jaw-jaw and not war-war with Nigeria Government on minimum wage, saying: “The meeting also appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and other affiliates to allow negotiation and peaceful resolution of the current industrial disputes over minimum wage.”