- The All Progressives Congress in southwest is determined to keep all the southwest states under its leadership
- The party says it cannot afford to lose any of those six states to the opposition
- The APC in the zone, which says it already has a candidate for the 2018 Osun state gubernatorial election, urges all state chairmen to be involved in the electioneering
Since it now has all the southwest states under its control, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the zone has said it cannot afford to lose any of those six states to the opposition.
Vanguard reports that APC made the statement at a caucus meeting of the party in the zone, presided over by the national vice chairman, Pastor Bankole Oluwajana.
NAIJ.com gathers that a statement by the zonal secretary, Ayo Afolabi, read: “As far as the southwest caucus of the APC is concerned, we have a candidate for the election in Osun and we all have to rally round him to win the election. We cannot afford to drop any of our southwest states to the opposition.”
The party said in order to replicate its victory in Ekiti state in Osun, all state chairmen of the party should get involved directly in the electioneering process.
Aggrieved members of the party in Osun were appealed to and urged to give room for internal reconciliation in accordance with the party's guidelines and ethos.
The statement added: “Continuous effort should be made to reach out to those dissatisfied with the primaries in Osun to retrace their steps, sheathe their swords and work for the victory of our candidate, Gbenga Oyetola. Problems in Oyo and some other states were reviewed and the caucus agreed to work with the respective state chapters to ensure that all grievances are addressed and resolved.
“We recognize the need for regular meetings to resolve the internal issues across the region to ensure that we speak with one voice."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Democratic Party (APC), won the Ekiti state gubernatorial elections.
The former minister and ex-governor defeated Professor Olusola Kolapo Eleka, the current deputy governor of Ekiti state and the anointed candidate of Governor Ayodele Fayose.
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