By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Members of the National Committee on Local Government Congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State, have expressed satisfaction over the peaceful conduct of party members during Saturday’s local government congress.
The Committee affirmed that there was no parallel congress anywhere in the state except on Facebook and other social media platforms.
They also expressed delight at the way and manner the party’s supporters and loyalists trooped out en masse to exercise their right of electing new officers of the party across the local governments of the state.
On Saturday, the committee visited some of the Councils where they monitored, supervised and observed the conduct of the Congress.
Among the Councils visited were Osogbo Local Government, Boripe Local Government and Boluwaduro Local Government.
Speaking on behalf of the members, the Committee Chairman, Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye, lauded the peaceful conduct of party loyalists, describing it as commendable and worthwhile.
Elegbeleye, who commended the consensus model adopted by the leadership of the party, said there was no parallel congress anywhere as against the insinuations making the rounds.
According to him, nothing like parallel congress was either seen or observed by the Committee in any of the places visited.
“We have been to several places. We have been to Osogbo, Boripe, Boluwaduro among others, and we met very large crowd where consensus was adopted as model to which the new officers were elected by the party’s members.
“Things were very perfect; the atmosphere was peaceful and we were very impressed by the way and manner which the people conducted and comported themselves peacefully without any rancour whatsoever.
“As we all know, consensus is what the party has always subscribed to and this is what was largely adopted in the state, and with what we have seen so far, there is nothing like parallel anywhere except on Facebook.
“We are very glad to witness this Congress in a peaceful atmosphere as this is in line with the principles of our party,,” he said.
In his remarks during the visit of the members of the Committee to his Council in Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola applauded the members of the party across the state for allowing peace to reign.
He attributed the atmosphere of peace to the existing show of love and the spirit of togetherness reigning in the party, saying it was a reflection of the fact that the party members were united and formidable.