The Rasaq Salinsile faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State has described the election of Otunba Iyiola Omisore as the new National Secretary of the party as a very big slap on the face of progressive politics.
The faction urged all its members to stay within the party, reiterating their resolve to remain as active members of the APC in the dtate, despite the way impunity had grown within the party.
In a press statement signed by Abiodun Agboola, the faction’s Publicity Secretary, the faction disclosed that it made the big decision after a stakeholders’ meeting.
Agboola said that the stakeholders and members also decided that since there was a grand sinister move by the Osun Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola-led IleriOluwa faction to kick them out of the party, they would stick together in the party and not give in to any form of mischief.
He also stressed that instead of going to another political party, the stakeholders had made the decision to stay and continue to meticulously and systematically pursue the court cases.
According to Agboola, “We urge good spirited Nigerians to ignore Governor Oyetola-led IleriOluwa and cohort’s mischief that we are planning to leave the party. Our tendency is still part and parcel of Osun APC.
“We are the original inheritors and proud sustainers of the progressive politics and governance in Osun and, therefore, cannot leave it for someone who has not offered the people tangible democratic dividends in about four years now.”
While saying that its conviction to establish a new order and restoration of rights, sanity and true progressive ideology had gotten stronger with the conclusion of the APC’s national convention, the faction said that it would not leave the party’s platform for fair weather friends and their sponsors.
“As authentic members of the APC, who worked assiduously for the restoration of progressive movement to government in Osun State, and has not engaged in free window political transfers like the Oyetola people, it will be absurd for us to leave the party for the unprincipled politicians who don’t mind it sinking if it comes to that.
“The cloudy situation in Osun APC is a passing phase, which will definitely come to an end by the grace of God who has not, and will never support treachery and the patriotic zeal of the new management team of the APC at the national level who desires success for the party,” he added.