- The APC in Osun has lifted the ban on political activities to allow governorship aspirants begin their campaigns
- Gboyega Famoodun, the party's chairman, advised aspirants in the state to avoid using hate speech and inflammatory comments in their campaigns
- Famoodun promised to support any of the aspirants who emerges as winner
In view of the forthcoming governorship election in Osun, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state has formally lifted the ban placed on political activities, to create a wider room for all aspirants warming up to succeed Ogbeni Aregbesola on the platform of the party.
Gboyega Famoodun, the APC's state chairman, during a stakeholders meeting held with governorship aspirants at the party’s secretariat, said the essence of the meeting was to release guidelines and conditions required in the electioneering campaign, Vanguard reports.
Famoodun advised all aspirants on the platform of the party to avoid the use of expletives, hate speech, promotion of rancour and anti-party sentiments.
Famoodun said: “This is the day that everyone has been waiting for. We are by this event, lifting ban on political activities, so you have the liberty henceforth to canvass for vote from members of the party towards the primaries.
“I believe whoever emerges among you as the candidate of the party will win the election come September 22. “All your activities must be carried out honourably and without rancour in a way that will not embarrass the party.”
Addressing the party on behalf of all the 27 aspirants, Najeem Folasayo Salaam, the speaker of the state House of Assembly said a even ground has been created for all. Salaam assured the aspirants that whoever emerges as winner will be massively supported.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that According to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the Ekiti state governorship election would be held in July 2018, while Osun state governorship election would take place in September 2018.
The electoral body further stated that commencement date of campaigns for Ekiti governorship election is April 15, 2018, and that of Osun state would be in June 2018.
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