- Presidential aspirants on the platform of the ruling APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has asked the leadership of the APC in Oyo state, to make peace with all the aggrieved members of the party
- Tinubu made the appeal on Thursday, in Ibadan while addressing thousands of APC members and delegates ahead of the forthcoming presidential primary election of APC
- Meanwhile, Tinubu, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his counterparts from Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje have arrived in Ibadan the Oyo state capital, to woo the party delegates
The national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and a presidential aspirant of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Thursday, June 2, waded into the crisis within the Oyo state chapter of the party.
Vanguard reports that he urged Senator Teslim Folarin, the party flag bearer to reconcile all the aggrieved party leaders and members in no distance time.
Tinubu, who addressed 99 Oyo state party delegates in Ibadan, told Folarin that the governorship election is a not child's play, hence the need to visit the aggrieved party leaders’ houses, even at midnight, to reconcile and forge unity ahead of general elections.
Recall that Folarin, representing Oyo Central Senatorial District polled 954 votes at the primaries to defeat his closest rival, Chief Adebayo Adelabu, fondly called Penkelemes.
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Tinubu who said that he will still come to Oyo State to meet the party members insisted that Folarin should make peace with other aspirants of APC to win the election.
He explained that APC cannot win the election with a divided house.
“I want you to vote for me and the sons of my friends and Folarin. I come here to market myself and these people. Folarin will go and prostrate for the elders, he will beg. He will walk and go to houses to beg them. He will walk and succeed.
“You cannot win with a divided house."
Influential PDP senator dumps opposition party, defects to APC ahead of 2023
Kola Balogun, the senator representing Oyo South senatorial district, has joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of 2023.
Senator Balogun had on Monday, May 2, resigned his membership in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Legit.ng reported that his exit from the PDP was contained in a statement signed by his media aide, Dapo Falade, on Monday evening in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
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The pro-Osinbajo youth group said the vice president has a vast wealth of knowledge and experience to be president in 2023.
The group made the claim in a statement issued by its spokesperson, Mohammed Lawal.