A group within the All Progressives Congress, APC in Osun, the Omoluabi Caucus has dissociated itself from any of its members appointed into the state’s local government caretaker committee by the Governor Ademola Adeleke led Peoples Democratic Party, PDP government.
This is contained in a statement signed by Adelowo Adebiyi, a former Chairman of the APC in the state and the group’s coordinator.
Adebiyi in the statement maintained that whoever got appointed by Governor Adeleke got such on their influence and not on behalf of the caucus.
According to Adebiyi, “We restate unequivocally that at no time did the defunct TOP enter into any agreement with the PDP to work for it; which might warrant the erroneous compensation as being falsely spread by the mischief makers. But we know that the mischief makers have programmed their mind to continue smearing our caucus’s reputation as part of their various failed attempts to denigrate our patron, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.”
Reiterating the stance of the pro-Aregbesola faction of the APC, Adebiyi said, “To us, the issue involved in the Osun APC crisis is based on fundamental wellbeing of the party and its purposeful usefulness for the sake of its establishment and pursuit, and not for any personal pursuit.
“We additionally note that our position has been for the essential need to rejuvenate, reorganise, refurbish and re-energise the structure of the party for achieving electoral victories. It is unfortunate that the self-centred and politically naive individuals and groups rejected our efforts with violence and onslaught.
“Incidentally and sadly, our rejected position has been scientifically vindicated with the embarrassing loss of more than 99% of the electoral positions and invariably loss of power in the state.”
He insisted that the Omoluabi Caucus like the defunct ”The Osun Progressives, TOP were the elite and no amount of effort will make it abandon the party.
“As we have always been stating, we in the Omoluabi Caucus, like its precursor The Osun Progressives, are the elite and well rooted class of the progressives politics and good governance with clear and admirable evidence to show for it. No amount of villainous efforts by some individuals who have held the party-APC by the jugular will make us abandon the platform.”
He, however, restated that the caucus is committed to the APC, the platform which it had worked assiduously for its reinstatement into government in 2010.