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APC Congresses: Osun youths kick over alleged hijack of types | The Guardian Nigeria Information

Scores of the All Progressives Congress (APC) youths in Osun State have staged a peaceable protest over alleged hijack of congress nomination types within the state.

The youths, who staged a protest on the Gbongan-Ibadan highway, Ogo-Oluwa, Osogbo, at the moment accused Osun State governor Isiaka Oyetola and the get together chairman within the state Gboyega Famodun of hijacking the nomination types introduced by some nationwide officers of the APC.

In line with the group, the nationwide officers who got here to Osogbo final Saturday have been camped at a lodge underneath safety surveillance and have been barred from relating with some other members of the get together within the state.

The youths, who got here underneath the aegis of Progressive Youth Motion, referred to as on the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker/Extraordinary Conference Planning Committee (CECPC) to intervene within the matter and guarantee that there’s free and truthful ward congress within the state.

Led by Mr Rasheed Raji, the group claimed: “We’re right here to protest the electoral fraud being dedicated by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and the APC Chairman, Prince Gboyega Famodun. The 2 leaders of the get together are clearly killing APC within the State of Osun.

“Our get together on the nationwide stage despatched committee members led by one Abdullahi right down to Osun since final week Saturday to start gross sales of kind and preparation for the congress. However ever since they arrived, the committee members are nowhere to be discovered. They don’t seem to be both on the State Celebration Secretariat or some other place finishing up their nationwide responsibility.

“Hundreds of our members have paid for the nomination types to take part within the ward congress however weren’t given kind. Solely members of Governor Oyetola’s group, IleriOluwa got kind. It is a plan to control the congress. The Nationwide Secretariat of our get together ought to know this.”

“We wished to take our protest to the State Secretariat of our get together however the Governor has stationed political thugs there. They deliberate to assault us and we don’t need bloodshed. However our voice might be heard. We don’t need consensus in Osun and the congress committee ought to be allowed to do its job.

Among the many protesters was Mrs Opeyemi Adetipe who condemned what she described as brazen balkanization of the get together by Governor Oyetola and Famodun, accusing them of intimidating and harassing members of the get together who don’t belong to their camp.

Adetipe stated the alleged hijacking of the nomination types by the duo is an proof of the politics of division and self destruction being performed by each the Governor and the get together chairman.

She referred to as on the nationwide leaders of the get together to rescue the soul of Osun APC and its members from Governor Oyetola and Famodun.

“We’re purported to go to the get together Secretariat however they’ve stationed thugs there. The Governor is intimidating each member of the get together who doesn’t belong to his group, IleriOluwa,” she stated.

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