Peace has finally returned to the Executive Council of the governing party, All Progressives Congress, APC in Osun State after the intervention of the elders.
A statement from the office of the Chairman of the party in the state, Prince Gboyega Famodun said: “frayed nerves have cooled and the dissenting members of the Executive Council have returned to their duty posts as the body is again united under the leadership of its chairman.”
It would be recalled that the State Executive Council became disunited when some of its members allegedly suspended the Chairman and the Secretary of the party, Alhaji Razaq Salinshile after the direct primary election which was to elect its governorship flag bearer.
The National Executive Council of the APC backed the option, saying ”the direct primary enables mass participation of members and discourages vote buying or monetisation of electoral process.”
The state Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Kunle Oyatomi said the aggrieved members have been pacified and the party was now focusing on the task ahead.
“A damage control and reconciliation effort by elders of the party successfully re-united the dissenting members with the state executive at the weekend.
We can now inform party members and our teeming supporters that the APC executive in Osun state is back, fully united in business, and reinvigorated to pursue our collective goal of decisively winning the governorship election in September as a united force,” Oyatomi said.
According to him, the heat and squabbles generated during the process usually reduce as the party heals its bruises and restores unity for the real contest.
“We are now eminently positioned to go into the contest with renewed strength and determination. Not only to defeat all oppositions, but to also ensure that the progress, which Osun has experienced in the last 90 months will continue,’’ he stated.
Oyatomi called on all members, friends and supporters of the APC to get seriously involved in efforts to keep the state peaceful.
He added that the progress which has been the legacies of the outgoing Governor, Rauf Aregbesola should be retained at all cost.