By Richard Akintade, Osogbo
Osun State Governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, has reiterated his assurance to party leaders, members, and aspirants for the 2023 general election on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state of level playing ground, noting that only popular and acceptable candidates that would strengthen and increase the chances of the party in their constituencies would be presented for general elections.
The governor gave the assurance in a meeting with critical stakeholders, elected and statutory national convention delegates of the party in the state.
Oyetola who appealed to the leadership of the party across all levels to ensure fairness and rancour-free party primaries within their constituencies, charged them to prioritize presenting popular and credible candidates who will win elections for the party in both state Assembly and National Assemblies elections in the forthcoming eections.
Earlier in his address, the state chairman of the party, Prince Gboyega Famodun, applauded all the leaders of the party across all the federal constituencies and members of the party for the hard-work, resilience, and resounding successes recorded in the various party’s important activities from the membership registration validation exercise, to the conduct of congresses across all levels last year which culminated to the recently held national convention of the party.
He expressed gratitude to the leaders of the party in the southwest, particularly the exemplary display of impeccable qualities of Governor Oyetola which saw the emergence of the former deputy governor of the state, Senator Iyiola Omosore, as the national secretary of the party.
Prince Famodun asserted that it has been a while since Osun had such a successful outing at the national convention that produced one of the most senior party officers in the federation.
The state APC helmsmen urged aspirants for various offices to prioritize the guber poll over personal ambitions noting that the July 17 governorship election is a precursor to the 2023 general elections in the state, hence the need to put all hands on the deck to ensure that APC is victorious in the guber election.
The stakeholder’s meeting had in attendance the Deputy Governor, Mr. Gboyega Alabi, the Speaker and members of the Osun State House of Assembly, members of the National Assembly elected on the platform of the party, Sola Akinwumi, Chairman Elders’ Caucus, members of the State Working Committee of the party, Statutory and elected national conventional delegates and stalwarts of the party from all the federal constituencies of the state.