Oyetola is on Ground in Osun, Says Governor Abdulrazaq
By Kabir Akintayo
The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Primary Election Committee for Osun state and Kwara state Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq,
has said that the APC and the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola is very popular in the state.
The governor made this assertion while submitting the report of the party’s Direct Primary conducted recently, to elect the APC governorship candidate in Osun, to the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) and Yobe state Governor, Mai Mala Buni, at the party’s National Secretariat on Wednesday.
Abdulrahman said judging by the massive and peaceful voters’ turnout for the Direct Primary Election that produced Oyetola as the party’s flag bearer in Osun, the APC and the governor are loved by majority of indigenes and residents of the state.
“The Primary Election Committee saw it as a privilege to have been appointed to undertake this exercise on behalf of the APC. We also saw it as a huge challenge, seeing the press and social media reports on the happenings in Osun before and while we received the appointment. I am glad that as Chairman of the Committee, I had very strong support from my team and they were up for the challenge. It seemed like a walk in the park, but a lot of work was done. We are glad that we were able to deliver a credible election in which all the stakeholders and people of Osun are happy about.
“I must report back to the Party that the APC is alive and strong in Osun. The Governor is doing well and the party is doing exceedingly well. Aregbesola has done well and Oyetola has built on it magnificently. The road infrastructures are superb. We saw bridges being constructed, schools, human capital development etc. Incidentally, I made enquiries on the FAAC allocations. There used to be a deduction of about N2.4billion monthly. That has reduced as well, slightly over N1billion monthly. Another 70 billion has been repaid in loans by the State government. So the state is on the right track and it showed in the outcome of the primary that the government is in touch with the people. I urge Nigerians to visit Osun State. It is arguably the most peaceful state in Nigeria, of course, after Kwara state.” Governor Abdulrazaq stated.
The CECPC National Secretary, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, who represented Governor Buni, thanked the Committee for undertaking the assignment on behalf of the Party.
“I receive this report on behalf of the National Chairman of the APC Caretaker Committee, His Excellency Mai Mala Buni. He has asked me to thank you (Governor Abdulrazaq) for your humility by agreeing to leave your responsibility in Kwara state to serve the party. We are indeed very thankful and grateful. We have read and heard that Your Excellency and indeed the entire committee did a fantastic job, you represented the party well. The character that Your Excellency has exhibited is as a result of proper upbringing. This you have exhibited in the administration of your state and the assignment you have undertaken on behalf of the party in Osun State. We are very grateful, Your Excellency.” Sen. Akpanudoedehe said.