- A political group on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has hailed a recent decision of the party
- The group known as Change for Real (CFR) hailed the decision of a screening panel which disqualified Senator Mudashiru Hussain from the Osun West Senatorial race
- They also warned against imposition of candidates for the election in whatever guise
Ahead of the re-run Osun West by-election in Osun state, a political group on the platform of the APC, CFR has hailed a recent decision of the ruling party.
The group commended the decision of the leadership of the party to uphold the outcome of the screening panel which disqualified a serving commissioner and former senatorial the state Mr. Mudashiru Hussain, warning against imposition of candidate in whatever guide.
The group also exonerated the National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Oyegun and the Senate President Bukola Saraki against any complicity in the entire process.
In a statement signed on Monday, June 12 in Abuja by the national coordinator of the group Abayomi Oluremi, they alleged that the disqualified aspirant, who is also the preferred candidate of Governor Aregbesola, “has secretly picked the Alliance for Democracy (AD) ticket in case APC refuse to favour him.”
The statement while commending the screening panel for upholding the constitution of the party noted that the party law books forbid any serving public official to contest election without proper resignation within 30 days.
The group also warned the former Lagos governor Bola Tinubu, not to give Osun people the treatment of Lagos.
“We reject imposition in totality. What is happening in Lagos today should not be allowed to spread to other APC controlled states, where just one man in the name of being a party national leader, single-handedly pick whoever he wants.
“This is democracy. The will of the people must prevail over imposition, moreover when the said candidate (Hussain) is not even qualify to run for an elective office for now being a serving commissioner,” the group said.
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While urging Chief Oyegun led APC not to bow to any form of blackmail from any angle, they reminded the national chairman of his experiences in Ondo and Kogi governorship elections where Tinubu and Governor Rauf Aregbesola, wanted to impose another candidates against the wish of the people.
“We are using this medium to warn Chief Oyegun not to compromise his position or bow to any form of pressure from Bola Tinubu or Aregbesola against the wish of Osun people.
“We are also calling on the party leadership to immediately give the go ahead for the primaries to hold, as Osun people will never accept any change outside the current position of the screening and the appeal panels that have rejected the candidacy of Mr Mudashiru Hussain,” the group warned.
Meanwhile, a chieftain of the APC and chairman of Zik Foundation, Dr Charles Udeogaranya on Wednesday, June 7 said the south-east deserved to produce the nation’s president in 2019.
Udeogaranya, a former chairman, Lagos League of Political Parties, made the declaration while speaking with journalists in Lagos.
The politician, who said he had his eyes on the nation’s number 1 seat, said it would only be fair to allow the South-east to produce the next president.
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