Osun APC Elders’ Council throws weight behind Omisore


Politics is a game of number —Chairman

Abimbola Abatta, Osogbo

The Osun APC Elders Council has thrown its weight behind the return of the former Deputy Governor of the state, Otunba Iyiola Omisore as a registered member of the All Progressives Congress in the State.

In a press release signed by the Chairman, Engr. Sola Akinwumi expressed delight in the statesmanship and firm decision of the former Senator in contributing to the development of Osun.

According to him, “Democracy is a dynamic system of government by the people and for the people.

“The fundamental basis of this system of government is hinged upon the fact that every citizen above a stipulated age as might be provided by the constitution of such country is qualified to join or register as a member of any political party of his/ her choice at will.”

Akinwumi noted that Senator Omisore’s political sagacity and dexterity cannot be underestimated in Osun political map, especially with the calibre of important personalities with which he is joining the APC.

In his words, “He is coming with former ministers, former ambassador, former DG of parastatals, former Commissioners and Honourable members.

“For posterity reason, the positive fundamental roles of Senator Omisore as a strong financial stakeholder before and during the 1998 and 1999 general elections under Alliance for Democracy -AD remain evergreen.

“His recent registration as a Member of APC further affirms a glorious reunion with other members of the old political family. He is herein called upon to bring to bear his political sagacity towards ensuring the stability of our party.

Noting that politics anywhere in the world is a game of number, he said, “the upsurge in the volume of party members through this ongoing party membership registration and revalidation exercise is a pointer to some incontrovertible qualities of Governor Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola who doubles as the Party Leader in Osun State as par provision of the APC constitution of 2014 as amended.”

He, however, appealed to old members of the party, saying “Our party doors are opened to all committed, focused and progressively-minded people who share in spirit and body the vision of our amiable Governor in his stride to take Osun State into her rightful position among the federating states in Nigeria.”

Akinwumi enjoined all stakeholders to avoid utterances that can generate disaffection and intraparty fractionalisation.

“At this point, all efforts should be towards advancing the course and vision of Governor Oyetola’s administration to succeed,” he added.