Saturday 21 October 2023

APC NWC to Decide Aregbesola's Fate in the Party - Akere

A former Commissioner of Information and Strategy in Osun State, Oluomo Sunday Akere, has disclosed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state has recommended the sanction of immediate past minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesolla to the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.

Akere, while speaking during a Yoruba radio program ‘KoKo Oro’ on Diamond FM, Ilesa, said Osun APC does not have the power to sanction Aregbesola, hence the need to approach the NWC.

He said: “Under the APC Constitution, the party in the state does not have the power to sanction a former governor of the state. It is the National Working Committee of the party that has the power to do that.

“I know the party at the state level has sent a letter to the National Secretariat and when it is time, the National Secretariat will speak on Rauf Aregbesola’s issue.”

Speaking on the expulsion and suspension of some of Aregbesola’s loyalists from the party, Akere said the affected individuals were those who worked for and took appointments under the current administration.

He, however, said those suspended have the right to appeal their suspension, adding that the party is now united in the state.

“All Progressives Congress in Osun is one under our leader, Gboyega Oyetola and the party chairman, Sooko Tajudeen Lawal.

“Those who engaged in anti-party activities, the party sanctioned them in August this year.

“When we claimed they worked for the opposition during the last election, they kept saying they didn’t but they gladly went ahead to accept political position under the current administration. During the swearing ceremony of the Governor, they were there at the stadium. So, what will they use to convince us that they are still members of our party?

“When they were accused, they didn’t come out to say anything against it. Those that were suspended, under the constitution of our party, have the right to appeal their suspension. Although, some of the sanctioned members in my local government have come back to claim they don’t know how their names appear on the councillor’s list and that they didn’t have anything to do with the opposition party.”


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