Tuesday 20 December 2022


The Osun East senatorial candidate in the next general elections, Hon. Israel Ajibola Famurewa has expressed optimism that the Osun State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal would live up to its bidding and charged the All Progressives Congress (APC) men and women in palpable expectations to gear up solidarity and excitement as the court resumes today, Tuesday, diligent prosecution of the petitions brought before it.

Speaking on Monday at the four- event attended by him, the two-term lawmaker assured that the tribunal's ventilation of the Gboyega Oyetola- APC avalanche of evidences backed up by counsels' legal citations would make the party keep streak of wins on all the issues raised against the triumvirate respondents in the petitions.

At Ijebu- Ijesa, headquarters of Oriade local government in the state, where Famurewa Grassroots Squad was officially networked to nooks and crannies, the party platoons were tasked to march forward actively to houses, units and wards and coast uninterrupted sequence of vote wins to Famurewa. 

Famurewa who's the immediate past chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) pumped up the winning squad to propagate the election of the party's presidential flag bearer as well as other candidates that included him. He turned on the vote brigades to refuse to be intimidated or harrassed just as he rapped them to be duty bound and feed the party leadership on happenings as observed by them.

Earlier in the day, the Tinubu-Shetima Grassroots Independent Campaign Council (TSGICC) would begin in earnest the street to street, quarter to quarter campaigns across units, wards and local governments in Osun to galvanize electoral victory for the Tinubu-Shetima candidature in the presidential election, slated for next February.

The hint was dropped in Osogbo by Famurewa, the TSGICC Coordinator in the state. He opined that the wagon campaigns would engrave Tinubu-Shetima in the consciousness of the electorate across the strata of the state to vote for APC and ensure that their votes count. 

In a related development, same day at the state APC Secretariat, the investiture of Famurewa as the state Coordinator for Bola Tinubu Campaign Network (BATCAN) came up as BATCAN was officially inaugurated. The national Secretary-General, BATCAN, had expressed high hope Tinubu, winning the presidential poll. He recounted the performances of the APC- President Mohammud Buhari's government and said, "Tinubu would do much more better to the general satisfaction of Nigerians across faiths and tribes.

Responding to his induction, Famurewa eulogized the group for its effective network across the nation. He noted that the election of Tinubu would have salutary  effect on the other general elections, and excited BATCAN to redouble efforts at ensuring that Tinubu gets the landslide mandate to govern Nigeria.

Famurewa promised his best on the BATCAN assignments placed on his lap.

Meanwhile, election strategic meeting of Ife East with Famurewa in attendance was held today strictly behind closed doors.

 *_OLUSESI is Deputy Director, Directorate of Publicity, Research & Stategy, Osun APC_*

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