OSUN APC IMBROGLIO; THE BITTER CONSEQUENCE OR ELSE THE AVERSION - Tajudeen Lawal
I would rather address this avoidable quagmire our party have been thrown into as a progressive member of our dear party, APC, like an average member everywhere who toil tirelessly to sustain and even improve the electoral strength of the Party over and above the status quo from ward to National level.
I was a Local Government Chairman for the better part of the Governorship of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola who I've been an ardent disciple from the outset of the formation of Oranmiyan and I, together with my people, gave our all towards the success of our esteemed Ogbeni all through from clinching the party ticket for the First term to his final day in office in 2018 when he gloriously took his bow constitutionally.
The Party is supreme and continuous while office holders serve and leave. Towards 2018, clearly and evidently I was among the Ileri Oluwa Torchbearers in Ile-ife, Ifeland and statewide and now under the banner of our dear party APC, His Excellency Isiaq Gboyega Oyetola is our Governor in Osun State from 2018 till present time and constitutionally, for his First term, till November 26th 2022.
To the best of my knowledge, the procedure for forming the cabinet members of His Excellency Isiaq Gboyega Oyetola in 2019 by which I became a member of the current Executive Council of the State from Ife East LGA, was thorough, locally-oriented, all-inclusive and transparent because no interested person was excluded while the leaders and the Party members in concerned LGAs were made to chose and present their choice representative/s to the Party under the Leadership of able Prince Gboyega Famoodun for consideration.
Grievances, grouses and rancours are just natural consequence of any Political process because all interests can not be served and this is the reason why Political philosophers make case for the spirit of Olympics sportsmanship which places premium on participations of all Political players fully and in acceptance of subsequent outcome while imbibing the spirit of Party supremacy over individual interest.
To this end, the dichotomy of ILERI OLUWA,TOP or whatever name given to any grouping in the Party fold can only be the best only when the groups activities are collectively tailored towards strengthening the party and not when it comes with serving the interests of person/s a group decide to chose as Leader/s outside the general Party interest which can only be suicidal by leading to poor outing of the Party at polls.
Definitely, if the ugly trend playing out within our party in recent time is not surmounted the only unfortunate resulting incident can only be our party ceasing to be in Government which shall be a bad omen going forward to 2023 general election.
Nevertheless, I'm optimistic that there is light at the end of the tunnel knowing that "the presence of the elders in the market Square saves the baby mother from from wrong strapping". I thereby humbly urge the elders, the wise ones and the leaders of our party to brace up in their individual and collective capacity in helping His Excellency Isiaq Gboyega and Prince Gboyega Famoodun in rescuing and steadying the ship of our dear party by harmonising the interests of our Leaders especially His Excellency Isiaq Gboyega Oyetola and Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola together with that of Party members who, as a matter of the lingering crisis, identify with them all in all under the overall banner of our dear party because Yoruba in their wisdom says "the derision of the initiates is as that ridicule of the aliens".
We should avert wasting away right here the effort of the founding fathers and National Leaders of our Party.
So help us God.
Signed: Alhaji Tajudeen Olaniyi Lawal,
Osun State Commissioner for Home Affairs.