By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ilesa West Local Government of Osun State has endorsed Governor Gboyega Oyetola for a second term in office.
Besides, the leaders of the party in the local government dissociated themselves from The Osun Progressives (TOP), a group floated by the immediate past governor of the state and the Minister of interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
This was contained in a communique signed at the end of a meeting held at the APC Secretariat in Isokun Ilesa and made available to journalists in Osogbo.
They stated that the decisions was taken by all the leaders and elders council, political appointees, ward executives and all members of the party in the local government.
The APC leaders, who described the members of TOP as disgruntled elements who have allowed themselves to be willing tools in the hands of devil, further reaffirmed their endorsement of Oyetola for a second term in office.
The communiqué partly reads: “We have thoroughly investigated and assessed all projects, and we are joyfully, exceedingly and overwhelmingly glad that in spite of the meager resources available to the state, glaring and daunting economic downturn and fiscal challenges in Nigeria with special mention to the monthly deductions of loans and debts from the federation account to the tune of N55billion in 28 months, the governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola, has performed exceptionally and excellently well, meeting the demands and aspiration of Osun electorates, fulfilling his electioneering promises to the populace and spreading the dividends of democracy to all the nooks and crannies of the state.
“We hereby restate our uncompromising, unalloyed, unwavering, unbridled and 100% loyalty to his administration and government. We, members of APC in Ilesa West local government are proud of all his achievements and happy to be associated with him.
“In tune with the sacrificial, selfless service and commitment of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola to the growth and overall development of Osun State, with retrospect and benefit of foresight that he remains the best candidate, administrator and leader as we approach the 2022 gubernatorial election.
“We hereby unanimously agree as members of APC in Ilesa West LG adopt Gboyega Oyetola as the sole candidate of our party in the election, we state unequivocally our support towards his re-electioneering campaign. On his mandate and mantra of Ilerioluwa 2022, we collectively stand.
“The members of APC in Ilesa West however frown at the sinister and unconstitutional means of undemocratic agents within the party to cause disunity and acrimony within the APC family in the state, in an inglorious approach to create faction or factionalize the party through the creation and establishment of an unrecognized body called.”