Abimbola Abatta, Osogbo
Members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Osun State have been urged to work on improving the fortune of the party in the forthcoming election and the continuity of progressive ideals in the state.
Former Governor of Osun State and Interim National Chairman of APC, Chief Adebisi Akande gave the advice while playing host to members of Opomulero, a group within the party at his residence in Ila Orangun.
Akande also enjoined all the members to rise up and support the ongoing move to embrace new members that want to join the party.
The party elder statesman commended members of the team for rising up to be counted in their effort to strengthen and reposition the party in Osun State.
“Nobody can see the composition of this group and toy with them because you are people that have attained leadership position one way or the other in the past and surely wield influence on decision making in your various constituencies.
“I’m happy to hear that members of the group have visited the Governor and the State Party Chairman while imploring them not to hesitate in meeting all those that believe in the progressive norm of party first above self.
“The only way to project and protect the interest of our party is to go back home to our various constituencies and work for its unity and victory in all future elections.”
He pledged his readiness to create time at intervals to meet members of Opomulero Osun for a brief or feedback report on how far they have carried out the assignment entrusted to them.
Earlier, the Chairman of Opomulero, Adewale Afolabi thanked Akande for the continuous fatherly role he has been playing and for making his doors open at all times.
He said this is not the first time the team will be visiting to ask for counsel and guidance on some knotty issues and we have never been denied of such elderly guide.
“Going down memory lane, he said since the formation of the group in 2002, they have been actively involved in party activities and administration, governance and leadership assignment.”
Afolabi said the membership of the group covers all the local governments in the state.