‘Osun APC has been divided into two factions’ – Minister


The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, while addressing his supporters at a public gathering in Ilesa, Osun State on Friday, said there is no point hiding the fact that Osun APC has been divided into two factions.

Aregbesola, who spoke in the Yoruba language, also disclosed that during his two tenures as governor, no security breach threatened the state’s safety, saying they achieved the feat due to extraordinary efforts to keep the state safe.

“For those in doubt, Osun APC is divided. We have APC, Rauf Aregbesola’s faction, Hon Razaq Salinsile and the other chair. Everybody is doing their own; later on, we will renegotiate and rearrange everything. The caucus that produced our faction is called The Osun Progressives (TOP), chaired by Elder Lowo Adebiyi. Those who doubt whether I am part of TOP or not should listen up; I belong to TOP wholeheartedly.

“I am happy that the Commissioner of Police is here. Many lies are flying around. I steered the affairs of this state for eight years; you can check your record, there was no trouble, we do the job with the whole of our body to record the feat for eight years. I used to sleep for 2 to 3 hours every day. I didn’t only do the job with my heart but my whole body,” said the Minister.

He urged the Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, to remain objective in the critical period in the state for the force to achieve success.

“I am a son of the soil; we cannot work to scuttle the state. My parents are from this state. If the police follow the dictate of their job without being biased, they will record success”, he said.


VANG/Suzan O.

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