By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Members of the Osun State National Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ward Congress have applauded the peaceful conduct of the exercise in the state.
They also extolled members of the ruling party for their high level of compliance towards ensuring smooth, free, fair, credible and acceptable congress across the 332 wards in the state.
Addressing journalists shortly after going round some of the wards in the state, the Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye, expressed delight at the manner the members of the party conducted themselves.
Elegbeleye, who supervised the Congress exercise in all the wards visited, said it was worthy of note that the entire process had been seen, observed and adjudged to be peaceful, orderly and in line with the party’s principles and guidelines.
He noted that reports gathered so far had reflected the peaceful conduct of the members of the party as demonstrated to elect new party officers.
His words: “So far so good, the Congress has been conducted in a free, fair and credible atmosphere. The wards visited so far have been very peaceful as members of the party conducted themselves in a peaceful manner to elect their new officers across the registered 332 wards in the State.
“We were able to see the members agreeing on who will oversee the affairs of the party as new executive officers in all the wards we have visited.
“Though the party agreed on consensus for the conduct of the Congress, in case there is any disagreement, then, they will vote. Anywhere the members feel they don’t like a particular candidate, then they can vote.
“But in a situation where for instance we have about a hundred members and eighty-five of them agreed on a particular candidate and fifteen disagreed, there is nothing to vote about. One must have known that the majority have their way,.”
Also speaking, Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola lauded members of the party for turning out in large numbers to elect new officers at wards level.
Oyetola also extolled the peaceful conduct of the exercise across the wards.
The Committee members visited Ward 04, the ward of the former Interim National Chairman of APC, Chief Adebisi Akande in Ila-Orangun, Ila Local Government Area; Ward 04, Igbajo, Boluwaduro Local Government; Ward 01, Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government among others.