The new Omoluabi caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State was launched by former governor and minister of interior Rauf Aregbesola.
Aregbesola has explained his decision as part of his newfound dedication to the party, and he has also noted that political parties represent a synthesis of competing ideologies.
There were a total of 332 wards in the state, each of which was represented by five caucus members.
On Tuesday, in his hometown of Ilesa, Osun State, the ex-governor formally introduced the Omoluabi Caucus, according to a statement released by his media adviser, Sola Fasure.
Aregbesola defined Omoluabi as one of many caucuses in the state and clarified that unlike other caucuses, it is not a party faction but rather an association of persons who share similar views.
In the state’s All Progressives Congress (APC), the Omoluabi inclination is a caucus. We are not a separate group. We are the original party founders, and we will not desert the party even as it faces its greatest challenges. We are not short-distance runners but rather marathoners, and we will be here long after the fair-weather types have packed up and left.
We have gathered here today to recommit ourselves to the progressive political and ideological path laid out for us by our forefathers, including Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Chief Michael Adekunle Ajasin, Chief Abraham Adesanya, Chief Bola Ige, and too many others to name.
After suffering near-total destruction in the governorship race of 2022 and the general election earlier this year, our party must now rebuild and restore its rightful place in Osun’s political hierarchy.
Our party lost the state election in 2003 and was at its lowest point in the state at the time. Ogbeni Aregbesola said that when other progressives emerged under the banner of Oranmiyan, they “mobilized our members and the people of the state into a veritable electoral machine that won the 2007 governorship election, which ushered in an epoch-making two-term administration in the state, and handed over to a successor from our party.”
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