- The opposition party in Osun state, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), may find it difficult to unseat Governor Oyetola in 2022
- Former speaker of the Reps, Patricia Etteh, who is also a chieftain of APC in the state, endorsed Oyetola for the second term in office
- The governor's tenure would end next year and he may likely face his major challenger in 2018, former senator Ademola Adeleke, at the poll
Ikire, Osun state - Patricia Etteh, a former speaker of the House of Representatives and other chieftains of the Osun state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have endorsed Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and his deputy, Benedict Alabi, for the second term in office.
Legit.ng gathered that the party chieftains gave their nod during a stakeholders’ meeting presided over by the chairman of APC in Irewole federal constituency, Ayobami Afolabi.
The report noted that also at the meeting were a member of the state House of Assembly representing Irewole/Isokan, Marouf Olarewaju, the commissioner for finance, Bola Oyebamiji, Ayo Omidiran, Yemi Lawal, Alhaji Jelili Adesiyan, Bayo Olodo, Alhaji Oyeladun Ganiyu and Alhaji Olatunji Olakunle.
Others included Akinola Olasunkanmi, Alhaji Fasasi Olubowale, Alhaji Sikiru Olatunbosun, Elder Adedeji Gorge, Ogunfolaju Christiana, Yemi Taiwo, Ayo Tewogbade, Dr. Isiaka Owoade, Col. Falabi Olayiwola (retd), Akin Ibraheem and Alagbada Ismail also attended the meeting.
We know nothing about TOP group
The APC chieftains, however, dissociated themselves from a political group within the party, The Osun Progressives (TOP).
The communique issued after the meeting read:
“That the incumbent governor, Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola and his deputy, Benedict Olugboyega Alabi, should continue with their second term in office. Prince Adegboyega Famoodun to continue his good job as chairman of our great party APC in Osun state."
I am not nursing ambition to succeed President Buhari in 2023
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said he belongs to a “group of focused and serious politicians” who would not just jump into the race for the 2023 presidency or any other political aspirations without proper consideration.
It was reported that the minister was responding to a participant who asked if he has plans to contest for the seat of the presidency in 2023.
The minister who was fielding a question on the alleged scarcity of passport booklets at immigration centres said it is false to say that booklets are not available