We have nothing to do with Adeleke’s caretaker appointment – Aregbesola’s loyalists

By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

A caucus within the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Osun State, “The OMOLUABI Caucus” has dissociated itself from any of its members appointed into local government caretaker committee by the Governor Ademola Adeleke-led Peoples Democratic (PDP) government.

The former Chairman of APC in the state, Adelowo Adebiyi made this known in a statement signed and made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Thursday.

The statement read: “We wish to state that whosoever that has been appointed into political offices by the Adeleke’s administration got such, practically on his or her individual’s connection and influence, and not on behalf of Omoluabi, or as compensation for defunct The Osun Progress (TOP) or Omoluabi caucus.

“We restated 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 attempt to denigrate our patron, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

“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 reenergise 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.

“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 abandoned the platform.

“Meanwhile, we note that it isn’t all members of the caucus that share absolutely the selflessness embedded in the core value of the progressives politics and so, those who feel strongly about their individual interests couldn’t be stopped from pursuing such, hence the situation whereby some of them accepted to serve in the PDP government.

“Like every life circumstances that border on individual interests, we, the believers in the essence of progressives politics restate our commitment to the ideals of democratic values and good governance which is the pedestals on which the APC stands.

“We note that in a short-time, our long suffering stance and efforts for the ideal of the greater good for the greatest number of the people shall be justified and the rejected stone shall become the corner piece.

“We restate our commitment to the APC, the Progressives platform which we worked assiduously for its reinstatement into government in 2010, costing us sweat and blood along with other patriots after the manipulative debacle of 2003.

“On behalf of our Patron, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, we thank all those who had been steadfast and absolutely loyal within our tendency and urge all members to start the mobilisation work of politicians and voters in earnest for the APC, our party ahead of future elections as it is known with us.”

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