The Forum of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Party Local Government Council Areas Chairmen in Osun State has urged the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, to put an end to the disturbance of the political peace of the state.
The APC party chairmen who spoke through their chairman, Hon Rufus Awotidoye, after a meeting in Osogbo, on Wednesday, stated that the conduct of Aregbesola constituted an obvious distraction to the administration of Governor Gboyega Oyetola who has been providing qualitative governance to the state.
Awotidoye said that the Interior Minister’s affirmation in Ilesa last Friday of being the brain behind the antagonistic pressure group within the state APC, The Osun Progressives (TOP), was unfortunate and needless.
The APC party chairmen praised the quick condemnation of his statement by the state chairman-elect of the party, Prince Gboyega Famodun.
They used the occasion to pass a vote of confidence in the administration of Governor Oyetola and party leadership of Prince Famodun.
The party chairmen charged the Governor to act by invoking his vast constitutional powers to deal with whoever constitutes a clog to the lawful performance of his official duties.
They warned Aregbesola to stop taking an advantage of the gentle nature of the governor to forment trouble and crisis in Osun State each time he visits the state.
The local party chairmen who reminded the Interior Minister that his ministerial appointment should be a source of blessing to the people of the state and not the other way round that he would not be the first and the last minister who hails from the state.
They reminded the Interior Minister that there is a portion of the law of the land which can adequately handle his excesses and his TOP which have turned themselves into needless instruments of attacks on the governor, the APC leadership in the state and the subsisting administration.
The APC local chairmen said, “Aregbesola, enough is enough, you should stop riding roughshod on the state as if Osun is a conquered territory of yours.
“There were functional politicians in the state before your foray into the political terrain of the state.
“You should stop playing God of possessing the absolute power to install governors in the state as all powers belong to God Almighty.
“When it’s apparent that you could not allow any kind of such seditious act against your administration when you were in government, one wonders why you are doing same to the focused administration of Governor Oyetola”, the party chairmen said.