APC Congresses: Osun youths kick over alleged hijack of types | The Guardian Nigeria Information

Scores of the All Progressives Congress (APC) youths in Osun State have staged a peaceable protest over alleged hijack of congress nomination types within the state.

The youths, who staged a protest on the Gbongan-Ibadan highway, Ogo-Oluwa, Osogbo, at this time accused Osun State governor Isiaka Oyetola and the social gathering chairman within the state Gboyega Famodun of hijacking the nomination types introduced by some nationwide officers of the APC.

In keeping with the group, the nationwide officers who got here to Osogbo final Saturday have been camped at a resort underneath safety surveillance and have been barred from relating with some other members of the social gathering within the state.

The youths, who got here underneath the aegis of Progressive Youth Motion, referred to as on the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker/Extraordinary Conference Planning Committee (CECPC) to intervene within the matter and guarantee that there’s free and honest ward congress within the state.

Led by Mr Rasheed Raji, the group claimed: “We’re right here to protest the electoral fraud being dedicated by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and the APC Chairman, Prince Gboyega Famodun. The 2 leaders of the social gathering are clearly killing APC within the State of Osun.

“Our social gathering on the nationwide degree despatched committee members led by one Abdullahi all the way down to Osun since final week Saturday to start gross sales of type and preparation for the congress. However ever since they arrived, the committee members are nowhere to be discovered. They aren’t both on the State Celebration Secretariat or some other place finishing up their nationwide responsibility.

“1000’s of our members have paid for the nomination types to take part within the ward congress however weren’t given type. Solely members of Governor Oyetola’s group, IleriOluwa got type. It is a plan to control the congress. The Nationwide Secretariat of our social gathering ought to know this.”

“We wished to take our protest to the State Secretariat of our social gathering however the Governor has stationed political thugs there. They deliberate to assault us and we are not looking for bloodshed. However our voice shall be heard. We don’t need consensus in Osun and the congress committee needs to be allowed to do its job.

Among the many protesters was Mrs Opeyemi Adetipe who condemned what she described as brazen balkanization of the social gathering by Governor Oyetola and Famodun, accusing them of intimidating and harassing members of the social gathering who don’t belong to their camp.

Adetipe mentioned the alleged hijacking of the nomination types by the duo is an proof of the politics of division and self destruction being performed by each the Governor and the social gathering chairman.

She referred to as on the nationwide leaders of the social gathering to rescue the soul of Osun APC and its members from Governor Oyetola and Famodun.

“We’re purported to go to the social gathering Secretariat however they’ve stationed thugs there. The Governor is intimidating each member of the social gathering who doesn’t belong to his group, IleriOluwa,” she mentioned.

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