Worried with the needless extent to which some members of the All Progressives Congress(APC) are carrying the choice of the Speaker for the next incoming Osun State House of Assembly, a chieftain of the party in the state, Prince Adesegun Olanibi, has appealled to the political combatants to exercise caution in the overall interest of the party.
Olanibi who made this statement in an interview at the recently-concluded two-day seminar for both the National Assembly and State Assembly members-elect of the APC extraction in Osogbo on Thursday reminded the party members not to relegate experience in the totality of their consideration for the choice of the next Speaker.
The party chieftain who is a prince of Owa Obokun ruling house disclosed that experience which could not be bought from the market is a needed vital attribute through which any leader must possess to trudge on successfully in any field of human endeavours.
He said, we are where we are in this country today because required consideration is not given to acquisition of experience whenever positions of responsibilities are bestowed on candidates for all aspects of aspirations.
The APC chieftain who hails from Atakumosa-East Local Government Council Area of Osun State further counselled that it is needless for the members to fight with their eyes closed over the choice of the next Speaker because of the fact that they still remain members of the same political family.
The APC chieftain who also doubles as the State Treasurer of the party reminded those who are hands in gloves on the issue at stake not to forget a popular adage that says: “If a young man possesses more dresses than an elderly person, his collection of rags used and gathered over the years cannot be as many as that of the elderly person”.
He stated that though power is not served on a plater of gold, but if a fish jumps up in the river, it takes experience and common sense of the people who are highly cerebral to know its worth.
Olanibi said, he is not ruling out the fact that politics is about contest for power, positions and opportunities but such liberty should not be allowed to have an indelible dent on the party in the interest of the governed.
The State APC Treasurer also cautioned all the members of the party in general and those from Ife-Ijesa Senatorial District in particular to desist from character assassination in their subtle campaign for the choice of the next House of Assembly Speaker.
He stated that: “Any spoken word(s) can be likened to an uncooked egg which gets broken without redemption if allowed to fall on the ground”.