Prince Gbenga Famodun, Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Osun State has alleged that the Saturday invasion of the party secretariat was done under the “patron-ship” of the immediate-past governor of the state, Rauf Aregbesola, who is now Minister of Interior.
Famodun, in a statement signed by his Media Aide, Kola Olabisi, condemned the invasion.
He stated that the invasion of the party’s office which was led by the chairman of The Osun Progressive (TOP) group and former chairman of the party, Elder Lowo Adebiyi; the current State Secretary of the party, Alhaji Rasaq Salinsile; and a former Special Adviser under the administration of ex-Governor Aregbesola, Barrister Gbenga Akano; with some of his cabinet members was crude, unacceptable, wicked, unwarranted, self-serving, undemocratic and brutish.
Recall that there was pandemonium on Saturday morning when some members of the party had besieged the party secretariat to submit petitions as the party’s Ward Congress Appeal Committee resumed sittings.
Nurudeen Ajetunmobi, aka Abalawa, a supporter of Governor Gboyega Oyetola, was attacked at the party secretariat after he refused to remove his Fez cap branded with “OYETOLA 4+4” and sustained a head injury.
In the press release, Famodun stated that it was surprising that some elements, who were professing to be leaders and members of the APC in the state could be a party to bring the same party to disrepute, odium and an avenue to assault and attack fellow party members.
He said that he saw no reason why genuine members of the party cannot abide by the existing internal party mechanisms to settle crises instead of resorting to self-help.
Famodun, who stated further that the APC is a product of a constitution, enjoined all the members of the party to desist from any action or inaction that would not be in consonance with the provisions of the constitution guiding the party.