The leadership of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Osun State has extolled the virtues of Senator Ajibola Bashir, representing Osun Central Senatorial District in the upper chamber of the National Assembly.
The trio of the state chairman of the APC, Prince Gboyega Famodun; the immediate-past Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Dr Najeem Salaam and his successor, Right Hon Timothy Owoeye who were at the post-inauguration reception of Dr Bashiru as a Senator in Osogbo on Saturday all disclosed that the host possesses all the qualities to function effectively in the Senate.
According to a statement issued by the Media Consultant to the Osun APC chairman, Mr Kola Olabisi, in Osogbo on Sunday, the three of the APC leaders in Osun State stated that Bashir is a perfect replacement of his immediate predecessor, Prof Sola Adeyeye, who was not a pushover on legislative matters.
They said, it was not for fun that Bashir was nominated by the party to be the representative of the senatorial zone in the Senate as it is anyone who would be making an understatement that would not attest to the superlative qualification of the senator for the exalted seat.
According to the APC leaders, part of what has been working wonders for the senator is that he is a complete party man whom the party was convinced would not abandon the party and stay back in Abuja after he has become a senator.
Famodun, in his own speech said, the reception which was held simultaneously in each of all the federal constituencies making up the senatorial zone was first of its kind.
It would be recalled that Bashir simultaneously organised a thank-you reception for its constituents in Ila-orangun, Ikirun and Osogbo on Saturday with fanfare.
The APC chairman said, if he was not mistaking, Osogbo federal constituency is one of the largest in the state comprising inhabitants from the other eight other federal constituencies in the state.
In his words: “Our party doesn’t joke with the Osogbo federal constituency during any election as it is one of the largest in the state.
“Osogbo, which is a component part of the federal constituency, enjoys the status of the state capital inhabited by other people from the other federal constituencies in the state.
“We can’t afford to send just anybody to represent Osun Central in the Senate without settling down for a member of first eleven”, he explained.
The state party chairman hinted further that once all is well with the votes of the Osogbo federal constituency in any election, any favoured party will surely coast to victory at the end.
He thanked Bashir for being a very good ambassador of the party in the past as commissioners, reminding him not to relax in his new duties as a senator representing his district.
Salaam who is the Oluomo of Ejigboland said, the party was more than convinced that Bashir would have a superlative record of performance at the upper chamber of the National Assembly due to his imbued positive attributes.
The immediate-past Speaker of the State House of Assembly enjoined all and sundry to continue to pray for the new senator to excel in his new assignment of service to mankind.
Some of the APC chieftains in attendance are the House of Representatives member representing Ifon-Orolu, Ilobu and Osogbo federal Constituency, Hon Bukola Oyewo (Bukoy) and the Majority Leader in the state House of Assembly(Larry Jay) with the House of Assembly members representing the state constituencies in the area.
The immediate-past deputy speaker of the state House of Assembly; the state APC spokesman, Barr Kunle Oyatomi; Mr Kola Olabisi; Mr Solagbade Oladepo and the Vice-Chancellor of Osun State University were also in attendance at the event that was held with fanfare at Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Osogbo.