One of the prominent chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress
in Osun State, Alhaji Fatai Oyedele, has said that he and other people
within the party will resist Governor Rauf Aregbesola ahead of the 2018
governorship election in the state.
Although Aregbesola is not
going to contest the governorship poll, the party leaders said his group
would not allow him to impose his stooge as the candidate of the party
in the 2018 poll.
Oyedele said this in Osogbo on Friday at the
empowerment programme which the Deputy Speaker of the House of
Representatives, Mr. Lasun Yussuff, organised for 350 youths and women.
The deputy speaker gave out kilns for smoking fish, plantain suckers and cash to mushroom growers and other beneficiaries.
who is currently at loggerheads with the governor, said anybody, who
wanted to contest governorship election must be courageous, saying the
contest was not for the weak.
He said he was at the inauguration
ceremony of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State but that some APC
members did not show up because they were partly “APC and partly
Alliance for Democracy.”
He said, “Anybody who wants to be
governor must be courageous. Governorship race is not for people, who
are feeble-minded. We went to Lagos to bring him, (Aregbesola), we will
send him back to Lagos.”
He accused the governor of running the
party as his personal estate, stressing that other leaders of the party
would resist that henceforth.
Yussuff, who is also at loggerheads
with the governor and some leaders of the party since his emergence as
the deputy speaker, said he would not delve into politics on the
occasion of the empowerment programme.