We’ll send Aregbesola back to Lagos – APC chieftain

One of the prominent chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Osun State, Alhaji Fatai Oyedele, has said that he and other people within the party will resist Governor Rauf Aregbesola ahead of the 2018 governorship election in the state.

Although Aregbesola is not going to contest the governorship poll, the party leaders said his group would not allow him to impose his stooge as the candidate of the party in the 2018 poll.

Oyedele said this in Osogbo on Friday at the empowerment programme which the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Lasun Yussuff, organised for 350 youths and women.

The deputy speaker gave out kilns for smoking fish, plantain suckers and cash to mushroom growers and other beneficiaries.

Oyedele, who is currently at loggerheads with the governor, said anybody, who wanted to contest governorship election must be courageous, saying the contest was not for the weak.

He said he was at the inauguration ceremony of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State but that some APC members did not show up because they were partly “APC and partly Alliance for Democracy.”

He said, “Anybody who wants to be governor must be courageous. Governorship race is not for people, who are feeble-minded. We went to Lagos to bring him, (Aregbesola), we will send him back to Lagos.”

He accused the governor of running the party as his personal estate, stressing that other leaders of the party would resist that henceforth.

Yussuff, who is also at loggerheads with the governor and some leaders of the party since his emergence as the deputy speaker, said he would not delve into politics on the occasion of the empowerment programme.

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