By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
A caucus under the All Progressives Congress (APC), The Osun Progressives (TOP), has called on all party members who did not make the Local Government Caretaker Committee appointments to remain strong and loyal to their beliefs in the ideal of progressive politics.
The caucus urged them not to defect to another party due to their exclusion from the list of appointees but remain resolute in the pursuit of a virile, functional and well-administered APC for the sake of good governance which only the progressives politicians could offer.
The state House of Assembly on Thursday rolled out the names of Local Government Chairmen, Vice-Chairmen, Secretaries, and Councillors across the state.
However, the exclusion of some members in the list has been generating discord in the party.
But TOP, in a statement signed by its chairman, Adelowo Adebiyi, a copy of which was made available to Western Post in Osogbo on Friday noted that while it is truly not possible for everyone to be appointed at the same time, the brazen exclusion of non-members of the IleriOluwa Group was distastefully sufficient for anybody to protest.
The APC caucus noted with displeasure, the deceitful manner in which the majority of the members of the party were treated, saying such is unacceptable in any plural democracy.
The TOP thus urged all members who were dissatisfied with the handling of the LG appointments to explore internal option and follow the lane where they will be treated with fairness, equity and justice denied them by the current leadership.
The APC caucus maintained that the coming APC congress will afford them the opportunity to choose the best candidate to manage the party affairs with equity, fairness and justice.
“The Osun progressives, with its clearly stated objectives, will be fairer as it is a far better haven where they will be treated like important party members that they all are,” the group said.
They also noted that with them joining their rank, they are part of the train working hard to have a new look APC where general members’ interest will be protected rather than individual selfish pursuits.
The TOP then congratulated Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for having the courage to eventually make the appointments and those who make the list for their forbearance in waiting through the long time it took and wish them successful tenure of office.