A former Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola has openly confirmed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State has been factionalized.
The Minister of Interior revealed on Friday while addressing his supporters in Ilesa during an event organized for the commissioning of the Digital Nigeria Centre (DNC) that there are two factions of the party in Osun.
Aregbesola went ahead to openly declare that he belongs to the faction identified as The Osun Progressives (TOP) led by Rasaq Salinsile.
Naija News understands it was the TOP group that recently called on the incumbent Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola to resign from the National Caretaker and Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the APC.
The former Governor who spoke in Yoruba language while addressing the gathering said: “For those in doubt, Osun APC is divided. We have APC, Rauf Aregbesola’s faction which is chaired by Hon Razaq Salinsile and the other.
“Everybody is doing his or her own, later, we will renegotiate, we will rearrange everything. The caucus that produced our faction is called The Osun Progressives (TOP) chaired by Elder Lowo Adebiyi.
“Those people who are doubting whether I am part of TOP or not should listen up, I belong to TOP wholeheartedly.”
Speaking further, Aregbesola told the Commissioner of Police in the State, Olawale Olokode who was also at the event to disregard reports that he is the one sponsoring violence in the state.
He urged the Police boss to remain objective in the discharge of his duties, saying he (Aregbesola) is a son of the soil and won’t engage in anything to promote evil in the state.
“I am happy that the Commissioner of Police is here. There are a lot of lies that are flying around, I steered the affairs of this state for 8 years when I was there, you can check your record, there was no trouble, we do the job with the whole of our body to record the feat for 8 years. I use to sleep for 2 to 3 hours every day. I did not only do the job with my heart but my whole body” said the Minister.
“I am a son of the soil, we cannot work to scuttle the state. My parents are from this state. If the police follow the dictate of their job without being biased, they will record success,” he added.
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