Aregbesola to face APC disciplinary action over anti-party activities

Former Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and a former Speaker may soon face the disciplinary team of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Osun state over involvement in anti-party during the last governorship and general election in the state.

According to the party’s acting Chairman, Tajudeen Lawal, members who were involved in sabotaging the party’s chances during the last series of elections in the state will soon face disciplinary measures.

Aregbesola to face APC disciplinary action over anti-party activities
Former minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola

Earlier on Thursday, the party’s elders caucus had urged the former state governor, Aregbesola to sincerely apologise for his misdeeds in a bid to return to the party, saying the APC maintained open door policy for members with genuine intention.

However, Lawal described the elders’ caucus statement as being in the realm of mere advice, saying the party will take its stand on the disciplinary measures against everyone involved in sabotaging the party during the last series of elections.

He said: “We are the party and we know the members of our party. We know who voted for Tinubu and Oyetola during the last presidential and governorship elections. At the appropriate time, the party will come out with its resolution on the matter.

“We are not restructuring the party, the party is intact in Osun under Baba Bisi Akande and Gboyega Oyetola. At the appropriate time, we will reveal the plans we have for those who engaged in anti-party.

“I read what the Igbimo Agba of our party said but they are in the advisory role of the party. The party is going to make its position known, our people should just wait a little bit”

Also, former Senate Spokesperson, Dr Ajibola Basiru urged former governor Aregbesola and his followers including former speaker Najeem Salaam to explain why he refused to campaign or vote for the party’s candidates during the last series of elections, requesting the former Minister to tell the world whether he is still in the APC.

“Today, I am in APC, I worked for APC whether we win or lose. Go and ask him, which party he voted for in the governorship election, which party he voted for during the presidential election and during the House of Assembly election. He was our leader, but today, I am not sure whether he is still within the party. I am not abusing him. Even Asiwaju that is his benefactor, he didn’t vote for him”, he said.

Similarly, former Commissioner for Works and Transport in the state, Remi Omowaiye, said those involved in anti-party activities should be punished before they will be welcome back into their fold.

“We must not condone indiscipline. I am an advocate of ‘the more the merrier’, but it is important we send a message to the people to serve as deterrent to those nursing similar ambition”, he added.

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