The Osun Progressives (TOP), a group within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State has revealed that it contested and won in 28 local governments in the just concluded local government congress of the party in the State.
In a press release signed by its Chairman, Adelowo Adebiyi and made available to the media, he said delegates of the APC elected as executives in the last ward congress came out on Saturday to elect their party officials at their various local governments.
Expressing happiness at the large turn out of party members for the local government congress, Adebiyi described it as impressive and noted that the huge turnout was a signpost of the desire of members to recreate the party for a more useful purpose and take it away from the near abyss in which it had been taken recently.
The former Osun APC chairman who thanked the group members for sharing in the laudable desire to reinvigorate the APC so that it will stand the test of time, also stated that the aim of TOP is to be an election winner.
The TOP Chairman congratulated the group for outsmarting the IleriOluwa group which he disclosed had the backing of the state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, outgoing executives and the Elegbeleye congress committee.
He accused Gbenga Elegbeleye of being a purchased character, adding that it was not a surprise that his committee carried out the hatchet job for which they were procured in both the Osun APC ward and local government congress affair.
Noting that Elegbeleye’s antics will soon come to naught when truth confronts it, Adebiyi maintained that his conduct will be his future albatross as Karma will surely catch up with him.
The list of the new chairmen in the 27 local governments and area office, Modakeke include: Chief Muritala Afolabi – Olorunda; Yusuf Adebowale – Irepodun; Alatayo Siji Solomo – Ifelodun; Munirudeen Adeagbo – Orolu; Ajala Abayomi Alani – Ayedire; Alabelewe Adefisayo Ismaila – Ife Central; Ojedapo Adewale Olufemi – Irewole; Alfa Oyekanmi Kazeem – Area Office; Kazeem Odedeyi – Ife North; Oyewole Oni – Obokun, Oladejo Azeez Bakare – Ede North; Sarafa Ayankunbi – Ejigbo and Ogunsina Mojeed – Isokan.
Others are, Ibisanmi Benjamin – Oriade; Fadipe Adegboyega Emmanuel – Ifedayo; Olakolu Oluwaseun – Atakumosa West; Azeez Adebayo – Osogbo; Hazan Abideen – Ede South; Alaba Teniola – Ilesa East; Akinwumi Akingbade – Ilesa west; Raheem Taofeek Akinola – Iwo; Rauf Adeniran – Egbedore, Kilanko Oluseyi – Ayedaade; Alhaji Bisi Omisakin – Ife East, Ajala Adeniran – Odo Otin, Johnson Morounkola – Ife South and Abokede Solomon – OlaOluwa.
Recall that the local government congress in Osun was held on Saturday 4th September, 2021 and The Osun Progressives claimed that during the exercise it carried out the real congress while the chairman of the local government congress’s committee for the state, Gbenga Elegbeleye had stated that there was no parallel congress in the state but on social media.
Meanwhile, reports from newsmen on the day of the congress indicated that there was parallel local government congress in the State.
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