Osun 2018: APC Leaders Clamours for West to Produce Next Governor
Ahead of the fast-approaching September 22 governorship election in the State of Osun, the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairmen and their secretaries in the ten council areas of Osun West Senatorial District have all appealed to the party leaders in the state to pick the next governor of the state from the West.
This was contained in a letter written and signed by all the chairmen and the secretaries presented to Chief Bisi Akande at his country home in Ila-Orangun.
According to the leader of the group, Alhaji Semiu Ayofe, the APC Chairman for Iwo Local Government Council Area of the state, the step taking by himself and his colleagues has become necessary in the spirit of justice and fair play.
Speaking further on the development, Ayofe maintained that only the West Senatorial has never had a full term on the governorship seat since the state was created in 1991.
“Aside Late Isiaka Adeleke’s 20-month tenure as the first elected Executive Governor, no indigene of the senatorial district has been able to occupy the seat,” Ayofe stressed.
He reiterated that other senatorial districts have always enjoyed the support of the West in the past in their quests to rule the state.
“All other senatorial districts have always enjoyed our support in the past in their quest to rule the state,” he opined.
He therefore appealed to all the party leaders including Chief Bisi Akande and the Chairman of the Elders’ Forum of the APC in state, Chief Sola Akinwumi to allow justice and fair play to reign in the party’s choice of a governorship candidate.
Speaking in the same vein, one of the party secretaries, Mr. Adediran Adewoye wondered why some individuals are trying desperately to frustrate the West Senatorial District when it is its turn to produce the next governor of the state.
“Our senatorial district parades some of the best brains in their chosen fields of human endeavors.
“These individuals have all it takes to take the state to greater heights and even build on the current achievements recorded by the Governor Aregbesola’s administration,” Adediran emphasized.
The letter presented to Chief Akande, according to credible sources within the party, has other recipients who are also leaders of the party in their respective areas.