By Tunde Oyekola, Osogbo
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon. Lasun Yusuff at the weekend dispelled speculations that he is planning to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) for another party.
He cleared air on the insinuation in some quarters that he was planning to leave APC, saying “as far as I’m concerned, I’m still in APC and I’m not planning to leave the progressive party.
Yusuf spoke with Journalists in Osogbo at a press Conference on Saturday.
The Deputy Speaker however expressed concern over alleged alienation of some members of All Progressives Congress (APC).
He disclosed that many of those that are being allegedly alienated are grassroots politicians, many of who have made sacrifice for the party.
He restated his readiness to support the party and ensure its victory in the September 22 governorship election in the state saying that, “Irrespective of what happened, we are going to work for the party.”
Reacting to the circumstances that surrounded the primary election of the party, he said he was not aware of any appeal committee, saying “No body has reached out to me as a stakeholder that participated in the election after the primary.”
He said, “We are in the position to support the APC and not about the candidate. I thank all my supporters who stood despite the persecution during and after the primary. We would do our best to ensure that APC win the coming election in this state.
“Nigerians should be aware that a lot of party chieftains are being alienated today. I’m not guaranteeing any party. But, we hope that party member will put what happened in the primary behind and work for the victory of the party.”
Asked why he has not officially congratulated the party’s gubernatorial candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, he said, “I’m not in the position to congratulate anybody. When I became Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, nobody in the party or government congratulate me.”